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Large yellow lily

This question was asked by
B. Bainbridge

Hello,
On the main page what is the name of the tree lily with yellow centre / pinky buds, it’s the main pic on the link to the tree lily page?
Thanks

Good morning,
This stunning variety of tree-like lily is called Manissa. The image you mention is a customer’s photo that was sent into us. It has such an abundance of blooms that are gorgeously fragrant.

Manissa (harts1025)

Loraine Hart

Lily beetle

This question was asked by
Julie

I’ve just placed an order for an assortment of lilies but am wondering if you can recommend something for the prevention of Lily Beetle infestation? I generally pick them off by hand when I see them but with my new order, this will be rather time consuming in the future! How do you control them?

Looking forward to hearing your sound advice!

Thanks,
Julie

Good afternoon,
We now have a Lily Beetle Prevention spray that we highly recommend to keep the lily beetles at bay. The solution is Wildlife-friendly, Eco-friendly, Child and Pet-friendly.

Lily Beetle Prevention (SKU17972)

Loraine Hart

Lily bulbs bought from you at Chelsea 2018

This question was asked by
S. Ullswater

Dear Harts, I bought several bulbs from you last year at Chelsea on the Thursday. 3 of the bulbs were huge and I think you said new that year. soft creamy yellow with stunning blooms and scented. They are still in leaf in pots outside which is a surprise to me? I would like to buy some more but have lost the name label. They were all wonderful. Yours Susie

Hello there,
Thank you for your email. How unusual that they are still in leaf, it must be all this bizarre weather we have been experiencing. I would advise cutting them down now and leaving 10″ of stem showing. They will still flower again this year. I believe the variety you bought were the huge Manissa bulbs we had on offer last year. We have a similar offer on at the moment on huge Conca D’or lilies – see below.

Manissa (harts1025)

Conca D’Or (Pack of 5 huge Bulbs) (harts10251)

Loraine Hart

Planting Flame lilies

This question was asked by
L. Barrowman

I have purchased 2 x 3 flame lilies from your website. Do I plant all three in one pot or one per pot? How deep should I plant the tubular?
Thank you

We advise planting the Rhizomes 3-4″ deep and 6-8″ apart. So it will depend on the size of your pot. If you wish to plant all 3 bulbs in one pot, I would suggest using an 18″ pot. If you look on our website, we advise planting the rhizomes on a 45 degree angle. A diagram can be found to show which way up to plant on the angle. I do hope that helps.
Kind regards

Loraine Hart

cutting lily stems for the house.

This question was asked by
alan Cook

Hi,
I have planted your bulbs in pots after cutting the stems in the summer for the house, will they flower again next year and do you need to clean the bulbs and re-pot them?

Regards,
Alan Cook,

You don’t need to repot or clean your lily bulbs, infact they are quite happy to stay where there are for a few years before you need to divide them and replant. Your lilies will flower again this year but they may not be as strong as previous years due to being cut.

Loraine Hart

Roselily Belonica

This question was asked by
D. Hayward

Is Roselily Belonica likely to come back into stock this year?

Unfortunately Roselily Belonica will not be back in stock for the foreseeable future. We have lots of other lovely Roselilies available though.

Loraine Hart

White, Asiatic, Short Lily

This question was asked by
T. Foster

I am looking for a white dwarf Lilly to add in my rockery garden, I was told it was called an asiatic lily.
Could you please advise on the correct one.

Hello there,
Yes I would advise on Sparkling Joy as this is a Dwarf Asiatic White lily that will reach approx. 45cm tall and is ideal for rockeries or pots.

Loraine Hart