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Lily 'Casa Blanca'
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Lily 'Casa Blanca' Oriental Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Genus Lilium Oriental
Colours White
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 150-200cm / 60-80"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Acidic/Ericaceous | Pots: John Innes No.3
Bulb Size 18/20cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Also suitable for containers Ideal for Containers
Scented Yes, highly scented
Double flowered No
RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) Yes
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Description of Lily 'Casa Blanca' Oriental Lilies

Casa Blanca is one of the oldest hybrid Oriental Lilies which is classy and fragrant. This extremely popular lily produces pillars of majestic 16cm, brilliant white blooms that stand at over 1.5m tall once fully established (may need support). Another variety of lily that is ideal for cut flower.
Casa Blanca Oriental Lily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Casa Blanca Oriental Lily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Oriental Lilies

  • 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 full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Oriental Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in the Garden

  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Oriental Lilies prefer an Acidic/Ericaceous Soil type. They do not tolerate Lime very well.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant the bulbs about 12-20cm (5-8") apart. Space the groupings at least 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in Pots

  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost. 
  • John Innes No. 3 is ideal for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.
  • Ensure there is adequate drainage. 
 
 

Plant care: Casa Blanca Oriental Lily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to care for Oriental Lilies

  • 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 your Oriental Lily 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.
  • To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray or you can make up your own with the Concentrate. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.
  • You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks. 

 

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This question was asked by
- Graham Kerford

Hello my order has arrived this morning thank you. order number 3009646 Being honest there was an extra bulb in a plastic bag , do I owe you and secondly don't suppose you would know what it's called million to one chance, as you can't see it I don't suppose you could. Many thanks

Hi - yes I think it was Lily Casa Blanca. Its free gift from us to you. Enjoy.


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