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Delicate Joy
  • 1-2 Bulbs£2.50 each
  • 3-4 Bulbs£1.75 each
  • 5+ Bulbs£1.50 each
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Delicate Joy Asiatic Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Genus Double Asiatic
Colours Pinkish-red/Yellow
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade with well drained soil
Height 60cm
Planting period Spring
Flowering period Mid June to July
Soil Type Alkaline
Size for this price 16cm
Hardiness Hardy
Delivery time February - May 2019
Also suitable for containers Yes
Double flowered Yes
What is being sold? Lily Bulbs for sale
Google Shopping title Asiatic Lilies: Delicate Joy

Description of Delicate Joy Asiatic Lilies

Delicate Joy is a Double Asiatic Lily that has tropical red/pink-blushed blooms with an extra inner circle of most unusual narrow petals making Lily ‘Delicate Joy’ really special. This exquisite Double Asiatic lily has quite short, at 60cm tall, which makes it manageable in borders or containers and perfectly proportioned for a vase indoors. Better still, it’s pollen free, so it won’t stain your clothes or hands.

Delicate Joy Asiatic Lily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Delicate Joy Asiatic Lily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Asiatic Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Spring.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • It is best to check the type of soil you have as different lily varieties like different soils.
  • Asiatics mainly like Alkaline 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: Delicate Joy Asiatic Lily 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 Asiatic lilies produce 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.
  • For prevention of Lily Beetle, click here.

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Lilium Heartstrings

This question was asked by
Timothy Hemus

Please can you tell me when lillium heartstrings will be available again?

Hi there,
Unfortunately we won’t be getting Lilium Heartstrings in again – have you looked at Delicate Joy? That’s a gorgeous double Asiatic variety.

Delicate Joy (SKU17647)

Best wishes

Loraine Hart

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