I love lilies but unfortunately their scent gives me migraines. Is there any lilies I could grow in pots on my patio that have no scent, Even alstroemeria can give me a headache in vases in the house.
Lilies are such a glorious flower but the scent is an acquired taste. Generally, it’s the oriental varieties that carry the scent. However, the Asiatic lilies, that are very vibrantly coloured, do not carry a scent. The Asiatic lilies grow very well in pots and tend to reach a height of about 100cm tall.
Please find below some of our favourite Asiatic lilies that are fragrant free:
Will the plants I’ve ordered all flower in the same year?
Also, do you have any black lilies that will grow 2 meters? Do you have any Lily species that grow over 2.5 meters? Do you have any crimson/scarlet coloured lilies that grow say 90 cm at least?
Thanks for your email.
All your lilies ordered will be dispatched in february and will all flower in the Summer 2018.
We have Black Charm that will grow from 90cm to 140cm once established This is our tallest black lily.
My garden is an alkali clay, so I grow my lilies in a 10ft by 3ft raised bed. L. Lechtlinii and Orange Tiger thrive, but Asiatic lilies do not. What soil proportions do you recommend for your Asiatic lilies?
Thank you for your question. The ideal pH level for all lilies is 5.5 to 6.5. Mix in some John Innes No.3 with your soil and this should help with your Asiatic Lilies.