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Red Empire
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£2.50
  • 1-2 Bulbs£2.50 each
  • 3-4 Bulbs£1.75 each
  • 5+ Bulbs£1.50 each
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Red Empire Oriental Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

latin name Lilium
Genus Oriental
Colours Dark Red
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 90-100cm
Planting period Ideally in Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Acidic/Ericaceous
Size for this price 16/18cm
Hardiness Hardy
Shipping est Please allow 10-15 working days for delivery
Delivery time February to end of May 2018
Also suitable for containers Ideal for Containers
Scented Yes, highly scented
Double flowered No
What is being sold? Lily Bulbs for sale
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Description of Red Empire Oriental Lilies

Red Empire is a bold Oriental Lily with an outstanding dark red bud and flower colour with a fine white rippled edge. This lily is gorgeously fragrant.
Red Empire

Planting and growing instructions: Red Empire

  • 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 prefer an Acidic/Ericaceous Soil type. They do not tolerate Lime very well.
  • 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.
  • Oriental Lilies tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Plant care: Red Empire

  • 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.
  • See FAQ on Lily Beetle care.

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