Searching for Yellow Lilly bulbs

This question was asked by
– Michael T

My wife purchased some beautiful yellow cut lilies from M&S they were all yellow with stamens the same yellow as the petals. I can not see them in your catalog
If you have similar I would like to purchase some bulbs

Hi there,
We will be putting our Lilies back in stock in the next month or so. You can be notified by email when they are back in stock if you click on the button ‘tell me when this is back in stock’ on the product page.

You can search our Lilies by colour using the filter search at the top of the page, click here for our yellow lilies : Yellow Lilies

Lilium Cavalia

Hope this helps.

The Hart Family

Flame Lily

This question was asked by
Elizabeth S

When will you be restocked with flame lily bulbs as my mum would like to buy some?

Hi there,
We will be putting our Gloriosa back in stock in the Autumn for preordering for delivery in the Spring next year. You can be notified by email when they are back in stock if you click on the button ‘tell me when this is back in stock’ on the product page.

Gloriosa | The Flame Lily (SKU17645)

Hope this helps.

The Hart Family

What do I do after my lily has flowered?

This question was asked by
Sandra S

We followed all directions for taking care of the plant but now after all original giant beautiful flowers have finished blooming and all large petals have fallen off, the dark green large healthy leaves are turning brown. Will they bloom again? Not sure what to do!

Once your lilies have finished flowering, you can stop watering them and then cut just the flower heads off leaving plenty of stem on. Allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally until it has turned yellow and hollow. (This is usually towards the Autumn time.) You can then remove the stem and foliage at this point. Leaving it all to die back naturally will then feed the bulbs, allowing them to flower again the following year.

Leave the bulbs where they are (outside) over winter as they like a cold dormant phase, they just don’t like to get waterlogged as they will rot.

You can then give them a fresh layer of compost in the Spring and feed them with a diluted tomato feed during active growth periods.

Deadheading Lilies

Hope this helps.
The Hart Family

Lily bulbs planting

This question was asked by
Jane B

Have just bought some bulbs at Hampton Court should I plant them now?

Plant your bulbs straight away and they will flower this year still, usually in 10 to 12 weeks. They will be just a little later this year but return to their usual flowering cycle next year.

The Hart Family

Planting Lilly bulbs in containers

This question was asked by


Yesterday I bought 5x Viva-La-Vida Lilly bulbs at the Gardeners World Live exhibition. Please can you advise on the following?

1. What size pot should I use?
2. How many bulbs per pot?
3. Soil/compost potting mix requirements for container growing?
4. Should they be planted now, or wait until a more appropriate time of the year?
5. Planting requirements such as bulb depth/ spacing/ etc.
6. Watering requirements.
7. Over wintering requirements.

Thank you.


Plant your bulbs straight away and they will flower this year still, usually in 10 to 12 weeks. They will be just a little later this year but return to their usual flowering cycle next year.

Planting Advice for Lilies:


    • Simply plant with the growing tip pointing upwards and the roots below and cover the top of the bulb with 4-6” (10-15cm) of soil (see each variety for which soil type to use).


    • If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14” (25-35cm) ‘patio type’ pot. You can plant more in a larger pot or less in a smaller pot. It really depends on the display you would like to achieve. You can also stagger the planting, using different lilies to achieve different heights.


    • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet so ensure the pot has adequate drainage holes. You can horticultural grit/sand to your soil to encourage good drainage.


    • Most lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day’s full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun. Unless you have Martagon lilies, as these actually like their head in the sun but feet in the shade.


    • Lilies are generally happy in a good-quality, peat-free, multi-purpose compost.





    • 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 become hollow and brown.


    • Believe it or not, lilies like a cold-dormant phase and like to be left where they are during winter, just ensure there is adequate drainage so they can’t get waterlogged. Lilies are very hardy and can tolerate up to -20°c.


    • Many people have lilies for a cut flower garden, if you do wish to cut lilies for indoor arrangements, then ensure to leave 50cm of stem to allow for another season of flower the following year.



Care Guide


    • To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray or you can make up your own with the Concentrate. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.


    • You can feed your lilies with a diluted 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.

The Hart Family

Lily feed

This question was asked by
Mr William j V – 

I bought some Lilies from you and put in pots what should I feed them with as they come up?


Hi there,

We would recommend using a diluted tomato feed to help your lilies on their way.

The Hart Family

Lily Jacksonville

This question was asked by
Darrell J – 

Hi – I visited your amazing stand at Chelsea and regretted not buying Lily Jacksonville which was on display – my daughter is called Lily Jackson! Could you direct me to where they are on your website because I can’t find them?

Many thanks


Hi there,
I have just put them in stock in our special show sale:
Lily ‘Jacksonville’ (Pack of 5 Bulbs) (SKU17860121)

The Hart Family

Planting calla lillies

This question was asked by
Marion T – 

I live outside of Eugene, Oregon. Can I leave my calla lillies in the ground year round?

I’m not sure of your climate but I would lift your bulbs to be safe.

Here are our tips for Calla Lily Aftercare:

How to care for Callas

    • In most areas, the foliage will be hit by frost and slightly blackened. This should be cut away.
    • Lift Rhizomes before the first frosts and store them over winter before replanting them next Spring (after the risk of frost has passed).
    • Store Rhizomes in trays of compost in a cool, dark, frost-free location, e.g a garage, shed, warm greenhouse or conservatory.
    • Do not over water.
How to plant Calla lilies

1. Plant your rhizomes as soon as they arrive.

2. Plant just under the surface of the soil with the eyes of the rhizome facing upwards.

3. Use a loam-based compost like John Innes No. 2 but a good multi-purpose compost is also fine.

4. Water freely throughout the summer months and feed with a fertiliser every two weeks.

5. Plant one rhizome to an 8″ pot. Cover your pots with decorative stones if desired.

When to plant lily bulbs

This question was asked by
Helen W –


Can I clarify if it’s too late to plant lily bulbs to flower for this year ?

Hi there,

No it’s not too late if you are looking to purchase your lily bulbs from us now. We keep our lily bulbs in a controlled environment so they can still be planted now and will flower this summer.

The Hart Family