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When will you have most of your Lily bulb stock available?

This question was asked by
Kate Ellington

When is the best time to buy lily bulbs?
Also when will you have the greatest amount of bulbs available?

Thank you, Kate Ellington

Hi there,
Lilies are planted in the Spring usually but we keep ours in cold store so they can still be planted now (June). They will need planting as soon as they are received as they will be wanting to flower within 8 to 12 weeks. Everything will be back in stock for pre-ordering in August for delivery in February.

Everything we have available now can be located here:
Lily Bulbs

The Hart Family

RHS AGM Accredited Lilies

This question was asked by
Alex Coleman

Good morning.

Are any of your lilies “AGM”- credited or does AGM not apply to them?

Is it ok to plant different varieties in very close proximity, eg. crammed in a large pot or will this cause problems?

Thank you.

The following lilies are AGM accredited :

Lily ‘African Queen’ group (harts1021)

Lily ‘Casa Blanca’ (harts1091)

Lily ‘Golden Splendour’ (harts1022)

Lily ‘Pink Perfection’ group (harts1023)

Lily ‘Regale’ (harts1024)

Lily ‘Selene’ (harts10001)

You’ll be fine to plant different lilies together in a pot.

The Hart Family

Is it best to wait until next year for lily bulbs now?

This question was asked by
Ann C

Can I buy Lillies now and plant them ready for next year? I have a number of your plants and have been very pleased with them

Hi Ann
You can order them now and they will be dispatched next week and will be in flower in the next 8-12 weeks. But if you wish to order them for planting next year, they will available to pre-order from August.

The Hart Family

Allium bulb sizes

This question was asked by
Angela Taylor

Please can you advise the following bulb sizes which are not quoted on your website:
Purple Rain
Purple Sensation

Hi there,
I have just updated all the alliums with all the correct bulbs sizes for you.


The Hart Family

Lily bulbs

This question was asked by
Paul Wallis

Hello thanks for your reply.
The out of stock bulbs I am interested in are:

Many thanks Paul.

Hi Paul

We will soon have a new website and you will soon be able to request an email notification when any thing is back in stock. Please keep checking back.

The Hart Family

Replacing Lilies after a few years

This question was asked by
H. Harris

Hi I have bought umpteen lily bulbs from you over the years some I grow in pots when they need ericaceous soil some in the ground. I have noticed I have less bulbs growing than I had and I am wondering do lilies have a life span and thus I need to buy more bulbs to get the types back that are now missing?

Hi there,

Yes Lilies can need replacing after a few years. You may notice you need to break off any baby bulblets and replant these also as these can sap the energy form the adult bulbs. It always good to give them some fresh compost each as well.


The Hart Family

Info re nerine bowdenii

This question was asked by

Hi, have just purchased some nerine bowdenii bulbs from you, is it too late to plant them this year? Thanks.

No – it’ll be fine to still plant them, they will just flower a little later.

The Hart Family