Scented lilies

This question was asked by
J. Saunders

How do I choose the lilies that are scented?

Any Oriental Lily has a fragrance, so look at Orientals, Oriental Trumpets Lilies (these are the tree-like lilies) and Roselilies. All these have wonderful perfumes. We find the whiter the lily the more fragrant it is.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily ‘Aisha’ (SKU176191)

Lily ‘Proposal’ (SKU176161)

The Hart Family

Growing Lilies in the garden

This question was asked by
A. Sykes

Can you tell me what other summer bulbs I can plant with my lilies?

Hi there,
Most summer bulbs grow well alongside lilies. These include Dahlias, Crinums, Amarines, Gladiolus and Zantedeschia. These will all look lovely planted together in your borders or patio pots.

Summer Splash Mixed Dahlias (Pack of 9 Tubers/Bulbs) (SKU1787011)

Crinum Powelli Alba (Pack of 3) (SKU17916)

Amarine (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU178901)

Mixed Gladiolus (Pack of 26) (SKU178561)

Zantedeschia ‘Memories’ (Pack of 3 Bulbs) (SKU1781712)

The Hart Family

Ordering as a gift for a friend

This question was asked by
P. Barker

I have an account with you ,but I want to send some lily bulbs to a friend . How do I do this on line .
Thanks Pat

If you order as normal online and enter all your details for the payment and Billing address, then you can just change the Shipping address to your friend’s address and she will receive the order.

The Hart Family

Thank you

This question was asked by
J. Normansell

As a new gardener last summer I purchased some tulip bulbs at the Southport flower show. WOW they are amazing and cant wait to see you guys in August. Wish I could forward the pics to you I am so proud of them and it shows the high quality of your bulbs. Thank you. Mrs JA normansell

Aww thank you Julie. The photos you sent through on facebook were fab. We value all our customer’s feedback. Please feel free to give us a little review if you get a chance. It’s great for our other customers to see.

Best wishes

The Hart Family

Lilies with no fragrance

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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:

Lion Heart (SKU17655)
Yellow Bellies (SKU17796)
Delicate Joy (SKU17647)
Black Charm (SKU17742)
Black Out (harts1127)
Loraine Hart

Asiatic lily

This question was asked by
janette button

Am I too late to plant Asiatic lilies. Should I wait until the spring?
Many thanks

Hi Janette
Lilies need planting straight away. They appreciate a cold dormant phase so they are happy to be left in their pots (or in the ground) over winter.

Loraine Hart

Lily bulbs

This question was asked by
Jennifer Hensley

I want to order Lily bulbs to plant in February in a small area. Can you suggest shorter varieties with vibrant colour for summer – Autumn flowering?

Good Evening
Our Asiatic lilies are the most vibrant in colour and the ‘Tiny Series’ are the shorter varieties. All our lilies will grow next Summer:

Forever Susan (harts1133)
Lion Heart (SKU17655)
Tiny ‘Nugget’ (SKU17791)
Tiny ‘Epic’ (SKU17790)
Tiny ‘Ghost’ (SKU17736)
Hope you find something you like.
Loraine Hart

Lily advice

This question was asked by
naveed ahmad

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?

HI there,
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.
Black Charm (SKU17742)

Our Oriental Trumpet Lilies will grow the tallest – hence their name ‘Tree Lilies’. We have plenty of these to choose from:
Carbonero (SKU17684)
The Asiatic lilies are the shorter varieties and we have plenty of those to choose from also:
Black Out (harts1127)
Hope this helps.
Loraine Hart

Soil Preparation for Lilies

This question was asked by
Tony Reeves

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?

Hello there,
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.

Many thanks
Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)
Loraine Hart