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Lily 'Manissa'
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  • 3-4 items£1.75 each
  • 5+ items£1.50 each

Lily 'Manissa' Oriental Trumpet Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Also known as Tree Lilies, Skyscraper Lilies, oriental trumpet, orienpet, giant lilies
Genus Lilium Oriental Trumpet
Colours Yellow
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 150cm / 59"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Well-drained Acidic or Alkaline Soil | Pots: John Innes No.3
Bulb Size 16/18cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Double flowered No

Description of Lily 'Manissa' Oriental Trumpet Lilies

Manissa Lily bulbs will grow to an impressive 1.5m tall and will produce very large blooms in a stunning yellow colour. Manissa lilies are very sturdy and will give off a magnificent perfume during the mid-summer months it's in flower.
Manissa | Oriental Trumpet Lilies | Lily Bulbs | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Manissa | Oriental Trumpet Lilies | Lily Bulbs | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Oriental Trumpet Lilies

  • Oriental Trumpet Hybrid 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 Trumpet Hybrid Lilies can tolerate most soil types, Acidic or Alkaline as long as it's well drained.

Planting Oriental Trumpet Lilies in the Garden

  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant the bulbs about 20" apart. Space the groupings at least 90cm (3ft) apart.
  • Plant the bulbs with 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.
  • Ensure the bulbs have plenty of drainage. 

Planting Oriental Trumpet Lilies in Pots

  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • We recommend using John Innes No.3 for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.
  • Ensure the bulbs have plenty of drainage.

Plant care: Manissa | Oriental Trumpet Lilies | Lily Bulbs | 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 days full sunshine, if its 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 Oriental 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 making up your own and using 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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Lily variety query:
This question was asked by - Clare Roddison
Hi I bought three of the exhibition lily bulbs from your stand at Harrogate Spring Flower Show today but I forgot to write down the variety name of them. Could you tell me what it is please? Thanks Clare

Hello there, I believe it was the gorgeous yellow 'Manissa' Tree-like Lily.

Manissa (harts1025) Loraine Hart
Lily bulbs bought from you at Chelsea 2018:
This question was asked by - S. Ullswater
Dear Harts, I bought several bulbs from you last year at Chelsea on the Thursday. 3 of the bulbs were huge and I think you said new that year. soft creamy yellow with stunning blooms and scented. They are still in leaf in pots outside which is a surprise to me? I would like to buy some more but have lost the name label. They were all wonderful. Yours Susie

Hello there, Thank you for your email. How unusual that they are still in leaf, it must be all this bizarre weather we have been experiencing. I would advise cutting them down now and leaving 10" of stem showing. They will still flower again this year. I believe the variety you bought were the huge Manissa bulbs we had on offer last year. We have a similar offer on at the moment on huge Conca D'or lilies - see below.

Manissa (harts1025) Conca D'Or (Pack of 5 huge Bulbs) (harts10251) Loraine Hart
Large yellow lily:
This question was asked by - B. Bainbridge
Hello, On the main page what is the name of the tree lily with yellow centre / pinky buds, its the main pic on the link to the tree lily page? Thanks

Good morning, This stunning variety of tree-like lily is called Manissa. The image you mention is a customer's photo that was sent into us. It has such an abundance of blooms that are gorgeously fragrant.

Manissa (harts1025) Loraine Hart

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