Category Archives: Oriental Lilies

TREE LILLES

This question was asked by
T. LETHERBY

I am looking for tree lillies that have a long flowering period and are reasonably tall in height. What varieties would you recommend?

Good afternoon,

All the tree lilies will flower about the same length of time. I would recommend the Conca D’or Lily for a good strong, all-round lily. However, our Tree Lily collection is very good value for money and contains 4 different varieties:

Nymph (harts1027)

Robina (harts1029)

Manissa (harts1025)

Cocossa (SKU17672)

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Loraine Hart

Planting of tree lilies

This question was asked by
C. Robinson

I am interested in purchasing one of your lily tree collections. I want to plant these in pots and I note you suggest 3 to a 10″ pot. Can you put 4 into a 16″ pot? Also, if I was to order these now, I realise they wouldn’t come until Feb. so wondering if, paying by card, you would deduct this from my card straight away or leave it until a bit nearer to delivery. Many thanks

Hello there,
So sorry for the delay in replying. I must have missed this question. Yes 4 bulbs to a 16″ pot is absolutely fine. Payment is taken upon order.

Kind regards

Loraine Hart

Kathinka Roselilies

This question was asked by
A. Gibson

Dear Harts Nursery
I have previously bought Kathinka roselilies from you. I see you are out of stock at present, but I wonder if I could order some more and collect them from you at the Malvern Flower Show (as I did previously)?
Kind regards
Alli Gibson

Unfortunately, Kathinka is not available at the moment. However, have you looked at My Wedding, Monica or Pamela, these are both stunning White Double Oriental Lilies. We also have many others doubles available here: https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/Roselily-Series/

My Wedding (SKU17722)

Roselily ‘Monica’ (SKU17619111)

Roselily ‘Pamela’ (SKU17788)

Loraine Hart

How do you bag up your Mixed lily bulb Collections

This question was asked by
P. Coombes

Are the individual bulb varieties labelled with the names when sent out in collections

eg White Collection 4 x 3 bulbs

Yes – the lily collections are bagged individually in their respective groups of 3 bulbs. So for each lily collection you will receive 4 bags of lily 3 bulbs.
I hope that helps.

‘Dazzling Whites’ Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17730)

‘Perfect Pinks’ Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17728)

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

Loraine Hart

Discover Our New Lilies For 2019

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New Lilies for 2019

Last Summer we asked you to vote on Facebook for your favourite lily from some potential new varieties for 2019! Well, here they are in order of popularity. All these new lilies are available on our website to order for delivery in February 2019. 

 

White highly scented lilies

This question was asked by
David A Campbell

What is the best variety for white, highly scented lilies?

Hi there,

As a rule of thumb, the white oriental lily varieties have the strongest scent. If you would like a taller variety, then the Oriental Trumpet lilies (also known as Tree lilies) will produce large flower heads and can reach up to and/or over 6ft in height. I would suggest Zambesi for this variety. We also have shorter lily varieties, like the Roselilies or the Oriental lilies. These can reach up to 100-120cm in height depending on which you choose. We have plenty of white ones, including Lilium Bodyguard or Lilium Casa Blanca, which are gorgeous Oriental lilies. The Roselilies are without stamen but still produce a gorgeous perfume, I would recommend Roselily Aisha or Roselily Kathinka. Hope this helps.

Loraine Hart

Growing lily bulbs in a greenhouse

This question was asked by
T. Gibson

Can I grow lilies in a large, airy greenhouse. I have a soil bed and large tubs.

Yes growing your lily bulbs in your greenhouse will be absolutely fine. We get great results from growing our lilies under glass. We use all our lilies to exhibit at the RHS Flower shows including the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We just advise on checking which soil you will need for the lily bulb varieties you have. The tree-like lilies (oriental trumpets) are happy in any soil.

Thanks

‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)
Loraine Hart

Zelmira Oriental Trumpet Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
A. Thrush

Thank you for my recent parcel of Lilies , you very kindly sent me an extra pack of Lilies which are called Zelmira – I cannot find them on your website – could you let me know what colour they are?
Many thanks again for your excellent service.
Regards
Angie

Hi Angie

I have just added this stunning Lily to our website.

Zelmira Oriental Trumpet Lily is a stunning peachy orange with yellow in the middle of each petal. We hope you enjoy your lily bulbs.

Zelmira (SKU17880)
Loraine Hart

Cali, Pontiac, Dalian Lilies

This question was asked by
Martin foley

Hi, I have received the above order following the order placed at Wisley flower show – Cali,Pontiac and Dalian.
However I don’t know what type of lily these are as only one appears on your website. We have alkaline soil and if they require ericaceous soil I need to know so I can grow them in pots.
Thanks
Martin Foley

Good afternoon,

That’s a rather good question as 2 of these varieties were only available to purchase from us at the Show as we have a limited stock so they aren’t available online. All 3 varieties will require an ericaceous soil, we recommend mixing (50/50) a multipurpose compost with John Innes No.3 for best results. Just so you know, Lilium Cali is a Longiflorum Oriental Hybrid; Lilium Pontiac is an Oriential Trumpet and as you’ve probably seen on our website, Lilium Dalian is also an Oriental Trumpet Lily. The Oriental Trumpet Lilies are quite happy to be planted in either Alkaline or Acidic soils but we’d recommend the mix I’ve mentioned above for pots. Hope this helps!

Dalian (SKU17770)
Loraine Hart

Tree like Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Mrs Margaret Brown

How do I plant tree lilly bulbs?
How deep, space apart etc?

Oriental Trumpet (Tree-like) Lily Bulbs should be planted in the Spring.

Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.

Oriental Trumpet Lilies can tolerate most soil types, Acidic or Alkaline.

Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.

If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 8″ apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.

If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14″ ‘patio type’ pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.

Plant the bulbs with 4-6″ of soil above them.

Kind regards
Loraine Hart