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Roselily 'Leona'
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  • 1-2 items£3.00 each
  • 3-4 items£2.50 each
  • 5+ items£2.00 each

Roselily 'Leona' Roselilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Genus Lilium Oriental
Colours White
Aspect Full Sun or Partial Sun/Shade
Height 70-100cm / 28-39"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Acidic/Ericaceous | 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 - Pollen free
Double flowered Yes

Description of Roselily 'Leona' Roselilies

Roselily Leona is another one of our double white lilies with no stamen - great for cat lovers that may be worried about the pollen. Why not plant Roselily Leona Bulbs with Roselily Editha Bulbs to produce a stunning array of double lilies in your garden or pots? The pure whites mixed with sugary pinks will make a real statement.  Roselily Leona may need some support once fully grown. Roselily 'Leona' Roselily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Roselily 'Leona' Roselily from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Oriental Lilies

  • 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 tend to grow exceptionally well in pots and tubs.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in the Garden

  • 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.
  • 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 4-6" of soil above them.

Planting Lilies in Pots

  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost. 
  • John Innes No. 3 is ideal for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.
  • Ensure there is adequate drainage. 

Plant care: Roselily 'Leona' Roselily 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 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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A white, pollen-free Lily:

This question was asked by
- F. Mann

I want a white, pollen-free Lily that will do well in partial shade and which will be in flower throughout August. You have lots of ones on your website, so which would you recommend?

All our Roselily lilies are gorgeous and pollen free. They also carry a lovely fragrance too. Perhaps have a look at:

Roselily 'Pamela' (SKU17788)

Roselily 'Leona' (SKU17786)

However, please note, our lily bulbs are being dispatched In February 2019 now. You can still purchase our lilies from us up until July at all the flower shows we will be exhibiting at. See list here:

Loraine Hart
How many bulbs?:
This question was asked by - Anne Watson
I want to plant up an old metal coal scuttle measuring 16in x 12in x 10 in deep with white lilies. Can you please advise how many bulbs I would need and the best variety to choose? I am thinking along the lines of keeping to white but am open to the possibility of introducing perhaps pink. I like My Wedding and Leona but would welcome your comments. A lighter fragrance would be my first preference With thanks

Good afternoon,

I would recommend having maybe 6 lilies within this space. My Wedding and Leona are both stunning varieties and will produce a lovely scent for you. If you are after a slight hint of colour, perhaps mix them with Roselily Kendra as this has a subtle pink edging to it which is simply stunning! Loraine Hart
Aftercare for Double white Lilium Leona:

This question was asked by
- J. Raworth

Grew this lilly for first time in our North facing conservatory. Fantastic. Do I need to feed it again next spring for a repeat performance. How do I over winter the bulbs in a pot in the conservatory? Will definitely be ordering more bulbs. Please send me your catalogue

Good afternoon,

Unfortunately, we have stopped producing a printed catalogue as we are considering the environment. We do have everything online for your perusal.

With regards to the aftercare of your lilies, once your lilies have finished flowering, cut off the flower head and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally (this puts the energy back in the bulb for it to flower the following year). Once the stem has turned brown and hollow, you can cut it off from the ground level or, in fact, you should be able to just pull it out of the soil leaving the bulb still secure in the pot.

Lily bulbs like to have a cold, dormant phase and can stand -25 degrees and will therefore be happy to remain in the in your pot over the winter period. Just ensure they don't get too wet by planting in well-drained soil and having good drainage in your pots. Lilies can stand the cold just not the wet as they will rot and not flower properly the following year.

If you wish, you can feed your lilies with a tomato feed next year once you see signs of growth again.

Best wishes

The Hart Family

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