Planting lilies in June

This question was asked by
Jenny M

Hi – we bought some lily bulbs (Roselily Isabella) at Chelsea Flower Show – I did not plant them immediately on coming back so is it too late to plant them now (in a pot because I have clay soil) for flowering this summer, or should I wait until next spring?

Kind regards
Jenny

Hi jenny

Please plant them ASAP as they need to flower this year. Your lilies will take about 10-12 weeks to flower from planting.

Roselily isabella

Roselily Isabella

Best wishes

Victoria

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Roselilies

This question was asked by
Lauren Lumley

Hello,

I’ve purchased 3 varieties of your roselilies to trial as a cut flower. Can I ask – does each bulb provide one stem? Does that contain one flower or multiple blooms?

Many Thanks

Lauren

Hi Lauren

Yes each roselily bulb will produce one stem in the first year with multiple flower heads. They will then multiply over the years.

Roselilies

Samantha Roselily

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Pollen free white lilies

This question was asked by
Angela B

Good Afternoon
I would like to grow white pollen free lilies in a pot and would appreciate knowing which is best, the only ones I had heard of were My Wedding but found another listed. Also do lilies have a single bloom from each bulb or multi flowers?
Thank you
Kind regards
Angela Booty

Hi Angela

Each bulb/stem can produce multiple flower heads.
We have quite a few white, double oriental lilies including Roselilies which are a newer variety that are pollen-free with a gorgeous scent:

Lily ‘Empress’ (SKU177222)

Empress Lily

Lily Empress

Lily ‘Fondu’ (harts10391)

Lily Fondu

Lily ‘Humber’ (harts103911)

Lily Humber

Lily ‘My Wedding’ (SKU17722)

Lily My Wedding

Lily ‘White Tornado’ (harts103912)

Lily White Tornado

Roselily ‘Aisha’ (SKU176191)

Roselily Aisha

Roselily ‘Angela’ (SKU17778)

Roselily Angela

Roselily ‘Dejima’ (SKU17989)

Roselily Dejima

Roselily ‘Leona’ (SKU17786)

Roselily Leona

Roselily ‘Monica’ (SKU17619111)

Roselily Monica

All are equally stunning, it just depends on your personal preference.

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Roselily Annika

This question was asked by
Kate M

I am keen to purchase Roselily Annika but it would appear that it is not available to purchase individually.
Can you confirm that it is to be included in the collection?
Many thanks

Hi there,

I am afraid not, the collection will contain a mixture of the roselilies we have in stock. if there is a particular variety you would like to include, please leave a note in the comments box and we will try our best to add it for you if it is in stock.

If you like Annika, have you seen Leona? That is very similar.

I have linked it below for you to have a look at.

Roselily ‘Leona’ (SKU17786)

‘Roselily’ Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)

Roselily Leona

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Planting

This question was asked by
Jane Spree – 

I have had a variety of your fabulous lilies for a couple of years in pots – I want to move them onto new soil and pots. Today I removed them from the original pots and want some guidance on what to do next please? Storage? When should I replant ? Type of compost etc etc?

They need keeping in soil at all times so plant them back up as soon as possible giving them some fresh compost. A good-quality, multi-purpose compost mixed with John Innes No. 3 (50/50) is a good mix for all lilies. You can add some horticultural grit as well for good drainage.

Your lilies will be happy to stay outside during the winter, they just don’t let to get waterlogged as they will rot.

Lilies

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Thanks!

This question was asked by
Candace W – 

Hi
I just wanted to get in touch to say how much my family and I have enjoyed the fabulous scents in our garden this summer after planting about 30 mixed lily bulbs bought from you for a new border we created. It has been glorious and although only one lily is still in flower, we are hoping for another wonderful display next year.
Many thanks indeed!

Hi Candace

Thank you so much for taking the time to email us and letting us know of your pleasure with your lilies. We are so pleased to hear it!

Lily wall

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Lily x Rose

This question was asked by
Marlyn P – 

I am looking for the lily combined with a rose. My sister in law showed me a photograph, it was beautiful. I have tried finding it on your website,no luck. Lililium and lily come up. I hope I will be able to make a purchase of it.
Regards Marlyn.

You can find all the Roselilies here:

Roselilies

Roselily Natalia
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How do look after lilies after flowering

This question was asked by
Jill H –

Had a fabulous show of Sabor and Amstad lilies that I ordered last November. What do I do now they have finsihed flowering? How far back do I cut them? Thanks

Hi Jill

Just cut off the lily flower heads and let the foliage and stem die back completely. When it has all turned yellow and hollow, it can be removed to the ground.

Leave the bulbs in their pot over winter and give them a fresh top up of compost. Protect them from getting waterlogged by tipping the pot on its side. Other than that – they are fine to be left outside over winter.

LILIES

Sabor LiliesAmistad Lily

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