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Lily 'Zambesi'
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Lily 'Zambesi' 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 White
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 120cm / 47"
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
Border Position Middle/Back
17616

Description of Lily 'Zambesi' Oriental Trumpet Lilies

Zambesi is new to Harts Nursery for 2013 and will be shown at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Zambesi is a pure White Oriental Trumpet Lily that will grow to 120cm tall.
Buy Lily Bulbs | Zambesi Oriental Trumpet Lily | Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Buy Lily Bulbs | Zambesi Oriental Trumpet Lily | 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: Buy Lily Bulbs | Zambesi Oriental Trumpet 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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Which lily will produce the most flower heads?:
This question was asked by - Rasa
I am trying to choose a white oriental lily that would have the most blooms. I wonder if you could recommend the right variety?

The Tree lilies (Oriental Trumpet lilies) will produce the height with the maximum amount of buds per stem. I would recommend Villa Blanca or Zambesi. These will produce large flower heads with a gorgeous fragrance.

Villa Blanca (SKU17774) Zambesi (SKU17616) Loraine Hart
Maintenance of Tree lilies:

This question was asked by
- Alan Liddell

How much maintenance do the tree lilies require ?

Tree lilies need very little maintenance, as long as they are in a well-drained area or pot and in a nice sunny location you will find they need very little maintenance. Lilies also like to be left out in the winter to have a cold dormant stage so no need to be lifted.


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