Can I plant lilies in March?

This question was asked by
Jo

Hi – if I order lily bulbs now, will I receive them in March? Will that mean i will have time to plant them for flowering this year?

Hi Jo

Yes that is correct, Lilies need planting in the spring for summer flowering. So March is a perfect time to plant them for flowers in the summer.

LILIES

The Hart Family

Planting Shorter Asiatic Lilies

This question was asked by
Charles

Hi,

I’m after some asiatic lilys: easy to grow, low maintenance, hardy and that won’t grow too tall (to go in between / in front of some larger shrubs in the border).

Can you adivse on which variety is the best to go for?

We\’re based in the midlands, area is in partial shade and soil is a bit clay like.

Thanks

Good morning,

If the soil is too heavy then it may cause the bulbs to rot as they need to be planted in well-drained soil.

I would advise planting them in pots if the drainage isn’t very good.

Here are some shorter Asiatic Lily varieties:

Lily ‘Perfect Joy’ (harts110611)

Lily ‘Majestic Joy’ (harts11741)

Tiny Lily ‘Epic’ (SKU17790)

Tiny Lily ‘Nugget’ (SKU17791)

Tiny Lily ‘Poems’ (SKU17792)

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Scented Lily

This question was asked by
Jessica

I have several planters I would like to grow lilies in. Ideally they need to be very fragrant, no staking is preferable, something pink or purple to fit in with our scheme. Is there anything you would suggest please? Something we can leave in which will flower again next year too. Emphasis on the fragrance really, thanks.

Hi Jessica

If you would like scented lilies, then anything that says ‘Oriental’ in the variety is highly scented. The general rule of thumb is the whiter/lighter the flower, the more fragrant it is (as it attracts insects by its scent rather than colour). However, all oriental lilies have a lovely fragrance.
Please look at the following links for scented lilies, you can filter your search by colour by using the search engine at the top of the page:

Oriental Lilies
Oriental Lilies

Oriental Trumpet Lilies (taller varieties)
Oriental Trumpet Lilies

All lilies can be left outside during the winter and will flower year after year.

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Planting Roselily plants

This question was asked by
Terry E

I will be ordering plants from your web site, before I can would you advise me the maximum number Roselily plants I can plant in a 60cm Dia planter.

Is it OK to plant these Lillies in groups of 3 0r 5 ? in the planter.

Would you advise if it is suitable to fill the planter using Ericaceous soil mixed with John Innes No3 soil?

Is it best to plant the bulbs at the bottom of the planter and then cover to the top with the soil?

Many thanks – Terry

Hi Terry

You need to plant your bulbs with 4-6″ of soil above the top of the bulbs mixing the Ericaceous with John Innes No.3 is perfect. You could plant 9 (3×3) to 10 (5×2) roselily bulbs in this size pot.

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Snowboard Lilies

This question was asked by
Michael G

Could you tell me if you have any snowboard lilies available to buy?

Good morning Michael

We haven’t got lilium Snowboard available this year unforunately but we do have lots of white double oriental lilies and white roselilies. Have you seen these:

Lily ‘Fondu’ (harts10391)

Lily ‘White Tornado’ (harts103912)

Lily ‘My Wedding’ (SKU17722)

Roselily ‘Angela’ (SKU17778)

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Availability of Lily Spectator

This question was asked by
– Tony P

I recently ordered some lilies but discovered Lily ‘Spectator’ was out of stock. Will you get more in ready for the Spring planting season?

Unfortunately we haven’t got Lilium Spectator available this year. Have you looked at Solution which is a similar oriental lily.

Lily ‘Solution’ (SKU17804)

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Ordering roselilies

This question was asked by
– Michael R

Trying to order roselilies – Would like 10 pink.

Hi Michael

Which pink Roselily would you like? We have quite a few available to pre-order for Feb delivery.

Have you seen these gorgeous varieties:
Roselily ‘Editha’ (SKU17782)

Roselily ‘Elena’ (SKU17618)

Roselily ‘Isabella’ (SKU17619)

You can find all our Roselilies here:
Roselilies

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Lily bulbs

This question was asked by
– Philip

Hi there am I able to order bulbs online from your website please,thanks Phil

HI Philip

Yes – you can pr-order your lilies now for delivery in February/March.

LILIES

The Hart Family