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Broken Heart
£3.00
  • 1-2 Bulbs£3.00 each
  • 3-4 Bulbs£2.50 each
  • 5+ Bulbs£2.00 each
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Broken Heart Double Oriental Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

latin name Lilium
Genus Oriental Double Flower
Colours Stroking Pink with speckles
Aspect Partial Sun/Shade
Height 70cm (in the first year)
Planting period Spring
Flowering period Late July onwards
Soil Type Acidic
Size for this price 16/18cm
Hardiness Hardy
Delivery time February to May 2018
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes - Pollen free
Double flowered Yes
What is being sold? Lily Bulbs for sale
1102

Description of Broken Heart Double Oriental Lilies

Broken Heart is a highly and sweetly scented, pollen-free Double Oriental Lily that was one of the first of this popular variety introduced to Harts Nursery. This superb lily will grow to 70cm but may grow taller once more established over the years. It will produce striking pink, double blooms of up to 12cm in diameter. This variety will flower a little later than other lily types, typically towards the end of July. Broken Heart Double Oriental Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Broken Heart Double Oriental Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Double Oriental Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Spring but can be planted up until the Autumn.
  • Find a location with partial sun/shade with well-drained soil.
  • It is best to check the type of soil you have as different lily varieties like different soils as Double Oriental Lilies mainly like Acidic/Ericaceous soils.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 5-8" apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Plant care: Broken Heart Double Oriental Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, humus rich.
  • If planting in pots, make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day’s full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
  • Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times.
  • Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
  • If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
  • After a few years of flowering, you may find the Longiflorum Asiatic produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
  • See FAQ on Lily Beetle care.

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