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Lily 'Pumilum'
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Lily 'Pumilum' Species Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Also known as Turk's Cap Flower/Lily
Genus Lilium Asiatic
Colours Scarlet Red/Orange
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 60cm / 24"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Alkaline | Pots: John Innes No3
Bulb Size 16/18cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Shipping est Dispatched in 3-5 working days
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2020)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Double flowered No
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Description of Lily 'Pumilum' Species Lilies

Pumilum is a downward-facing flower with scarlet Red/Orange blooms that will reach 10cm in diameter and upto 60cm in height, and possibly taller over the years. Pumilum is also known as a Wild Lily and are therefore well suited in a rockery garden, some say it is one of the easiest of lilies to grow. This Turk's Cap Flower will produce recurved petals and is highly fragrant.
 

Buy Lily Bulbs | Pumilum Species Lily| Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Buy Lily Bulbs | Pumilum Species Lily| Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Asiatic Lilies

  • Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Spring.
  • It is best to check the type of soil you have as different lily varieties like different soil. Asiatic lilies mainly like Alkaline soils. The AOA lilies are happy in any soil type. 

Planting Asiatic Lilies in the Garden

  • If planting in the garden, Asiatic lilies prefer a well-drained Alkaline soil. If you are unsure of your soil type, it's best to plant your lilies in pots/containers.
  • AOA lilies are happy in either Acidic or Alkaline soil. 
  • 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 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.

Planting Asiatic Lilies in Pots

  • If planting in pots, find a location with full sun or partial shade. 
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using a good-quality, multi-purpose compost
  • John Innes No. 3 is ideal for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.
  • Ensure there is adequate drainage. 
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Plant care: Buy Lily Bulbs | Pumilum Species Lily| 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 Pyreneum
This question was asked by - Margaret Johnson
I have a small yellow Turks cap type lily with a delicate scent that has been growing in my garden since I moved here. I've finally identified it as lily pyreneum and have seen it growing wild in several places in the Lake District. I would like to purchase bulbs or if not seed to increase my now one solitary plant. Do you have any stock or if not could you let me know where I could obtain some. My searches on the internet have not been successful , yours hopefully Margaret Johnson

Hello there, That's new one on me. Do you mean Lilium Pumilum? Click not he link below for the types of Turks Cap lilies we sell: https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Species/

Loraine Hart


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