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Lily 'Nymph'
Lily 'Nymph' Nymph Oriental Trumpet Lilium Nymph Display of Nymph Lilies
  • 1-2 items£2.50 each
  • 3-4 items£1.75 each
  • 5+ items£1.50 each

Lily 'Nymph' 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 Pale Lemon and Hot Pink stripe
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 200cm / 80"
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 - Gorgeous scent!!
Double flowered No

Description of Lily 'Nymph' Oriental Trumpet Lilies

AS SEEN ON TV!! When James Wong visited the nursery whilst making an episode of the Great British Garden Revival for the BBC, he took time out to pick some of his favourite Lilies. Loraine Hart and James Wong discussed how lovely the Nymph Lily is with it's spicy 'Cinnamon-bun' like scent. Loraine has also recently discussed Lilium Nymph on the BBC's Gardener's World programme on the lead up to the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019.
Nymph lily bulbs will grow to a staggering height of over 2m tall once fully established in your garden. This mix of pale Lemon and a hot Pink stripe makes for a magnificent variety of lily and will really stand out in any garden. Nymph is one our most popular lilies especially as it is so highly scented.
Nymph | Oriental Trumpet Lilies | Lily Bulbs | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Nymph | 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: Nymph | 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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montego bay:

This question was asked by
- D. Bourne

I bought some lilies from you about three years ago, one of which was called montego bay this appears to be discontinued. Can you give me the name of a similar colour lily?

Good afternoon,
The closest in colours to Montego Bay would be:

Avalon Sunset (SKU17947)

Nymph (harts1027)

Shocking (harts1026)

The Hart Family
Strongest scented lilies:

This question was asked by
- R. Leverton

Which stargazer lilies have the best scent and nectar? I wish to attract Convolvulus Hawk-moths.

All our white oriental lilies are extremely highly scented as they attract insects through their fragrance and not colour.
We do have Lilium Oriental Stargazer or you could try a whiter variety. Or you could even try Nymph lilies as these have a slightly sweeter scent.

Lily 'Stargazer' (harts1003)

Lily 'Crystal Blanca' (SKU17899)

Lily 'Extravaganza' (harts1093)

Lily 'Nymph' (harts1027)

The Hart Family
Scented lilies:

This question was asked by
- C. Leadbetter

Hello. I am not too bothered about the flower colour, could you tell me which are the most highly scented lilies please

Hi there
Any lily that is a full Oriental lily or a hybrid Oriental lily will carry a fragrance. The whiter the lily the stronger the scent. This is because they will attract the insects by their scent rather than colour. Lilium Nymph does have a particularly sweeter smell. More like cinnamons. This is a stunning variety too.

Lily 'Casa Blanca' (Pack of 10 plus 10 FREE) | Offer (harts10912)

Lily 'Nymph' (harts1027)

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