Flowering time

This question was asked by
Amanda S

I’m looking for a reliable and stunning flower to grow in pots to decorate my daughter’s wedding venue. The wedding is in Hertfordshire on 22/08/20. I am wondering if Amistad double oriental lily is suitable. If so please advise if you can supply 100-150 and how I can best work to the correct flowering period.

Hi Amanda
That’s no problem at all…. Amistad is expected to be in flower in August so the timing should be ideal. we would recommend planting them February/March time. If you would you like to discuss it further, you could contact Jonathan on 07855785540 and he should be able to assist.

Amistad (harts105311)

Kind regards

The Hart Family

Receive an order early.

This question was asked by
Michael D

Good morning, I am looking to order some “Forza Red Longiflorum Asiatic Lilies” and when I go to checkout its says “Select Your Dispatch Date” and gives me the option or February, March or April but I was hoping to give them as a christmas present gift. Is there any way it is possible for me to receive them before Christmas?

Hi Michael
Unfortunately our lily bulbs are not ready for lifting until February and that’s when we will be dispatching them. You could order a Gift Voucher from us to give as a Christmas present. It’s quite easy to do if you follow the steps on our website.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

The Hart Family

Asiatic Lillies to be ordered with Black Out

This question was asked by
Mike B

Good afternoon.
I am thinking of trying to grow Asiatic Lillies in containers. I have already been thinking of ordering Black Out, but would also like maybe a couple of other suggestions from you as to varieties that I could include on the same order to put in a couple of other containers.
many thanks for your help.

Hi Mike,
It really depends on the colours you like but if you don’t mind which colours then we would suggest putting Forever Susan with Black Charm as a good contrasting lily. Or we would also suggest Black Eye as a real eye catching variety.

Forever Susan (harts1133)

Black Eye (SKU1773611)

Kind regards

The Hart Family

Storage of lily bulbs

This question was asked by
T. Barrowcliffe

Hello,
I bought a collection of lilies from you earlier in the year, and was very pleased with them during the summer, particularly the ones in pots on the patio. I am writing to ask your advice about the best way to store the ones in pots during the winter. Should I just leave them outside as they are, take the pots inside, or take the lilies out of the pots and store them dry inside?
I look forward to your advice.
Kind regards,
Trevor Barrowcliffe

Cut the flower heads off and leave the foliage to die back naturally. Once everything has turned brown/yellow, it can be removed. Leave the lilies outside for winter as they like a cold dormant phase, they just can’t stand getting waterlogged so ensure there is plenty of drainage or shelter the pots if possible,

The Hart Family

End of season care

This question was asked by
Alex Coleman

Good afternoon.
Should lilies be deadheaded?
Should the previous season’s growth be left for a few weeks/ months as per other bulbs, eg. daffodils, so as to allow energy to return to the bulb?
Thank you in anticipation.

Yes you absolutely right. Cut the flower heads off and leave the foliage to die back naturally. Once everything has turned brown/yellow, it can be removed. Leave the lilies outside for winter as they like a cold dormant phase, they just can’t stand get waterlogged so ensure there is plenty of drainage.

The Hart Family

planting times

This question was asked by
K. Mitchell

Is it to late to buy and plant giant lilies now?

Hi there,

We are now taking pre-orders of lilies for them to be dispatched in Feb/March ready for planting. We have plenty of the large lily varieties including some collections which contain some top sellers:

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured ‘Tree-like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) Lily Bulb Collections (SKU17752)

The Hart Family