Dwarf lilies

This question was asked by
J Gibson

I have just placed an order online with you for 18 oriental lily bulbs, but would also like some dwarf oriental lilies. Do you expect to get any Entertainer and Mona Lisa in stock again.

Unfortunately, these dwarf lilies have been discontinued. We do still have Salmon Star and the Tiny Series of lilies.

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Loraine Hart

Growing tree lilies

This question was asked by
E. Wilson

I stay in the central belt in Scotland are Tree-like Lilies reasonably hardy and do they require special compost and do the bulbs multiply over time?

Tree lilies are very hardy, in fact they like a cold dormant phase and can tolerate down to -25 degrees. They are happy in any well-drained soil and will multiply over the years. After 3 years, remove the bulblets and replant.

Loraine Hart

Allium gigantium

This question was asked by
Valerie

How would I plant 3 bulbs if I wanted to grow in pots would they need a pot each and what size pot do I need and what compost .

It’s personal choice on how you wish to plant them. If you want 3 in a pot, we would advise a 12″ pot. A free-draining, multi-purpose compost will be fine, or try John Innes No. 3.

Loraine Hart

Looking after lilies

This question was asked by
Carolyn

I have noticed that there is what looks like little bulbs growing at the top of the leaves of the lilies. I wasn’t sure it they were new bulbs. Also should you take the bulbs out of the soil at the end of the season and rest them over winter.

Do not be tempted to lift them as Lilies are hardy flowers and like a cold dormant phase and need to be left over winter.
The bulbs you mention on the leaves are seeds, they can be removed and planted. In 3 to 4 years they will bloom into a mature lily.

Loraine Hart