Category Archives: Summer flowers

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

Locating the Fire Lily

This question was asked by
A. Keser

Hello, I am trying to locate a Fire Lily plant or bulb for my mother, I am struggling to find one online and wondered if you stocked them?

Yes we do stock the Fire Lily, it’s also called Gloriosa The Flame Lily. These are sent out next month and will flower in the summer. See link below.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

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

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. 

 

Availability of lily stock

This question was asked by
J. Kasperuk

Hello,
just wanted to check if the varieties that are showing as ‘out of stock’ have already been sold out for 2019 or if the site hasnt yet been updated?
thank you

We have updated everything online now. Some items may be Out of Stock for now but they may become available if we get new crops in due course depending on the crop.

Hope that helps.
Loraine Hart

How to care for Scadoxus Multiflorus over winter

This question was asked by
J. Basham

All 6 bulbs flowered and I now I have quite a spectacular display of leaves and 6 flower heads. Do I dead head these or leave them until the leaves die back? They are in pots so in the very mild outskirts of London do I wait for the first frost before lifting? Should I be feeding the plants. Sorry for so many questions but saw these growing in Kirstenbosch and bought them from you!

Hi there,

After your Scadoxus Multiflorus has finished flowering, cut the flower head off and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally. Stop watering after this and allow the bulb to lie dormant throughout the winter months. However, Scadoxus Multiflorus needs protection over Winter. We would suggest lifting them and storing them somewhere dry or moving the pot into a shed or frost-free area.

Loraine Hart

How to plant Hymenocallis Festalis

This question was asked by
Chris archer

I have received my delivery, thank you. How should these be planted below the surface or partly above, different info via Internet. Also should they be lifted during winter?

Plant your Hymenocallis Festalis bulbs with their neck and shoulders just above soil level.

Plant in a sunny position with well-drained soil, preferably sandy soil.

Once you see signs of growth and foliage, start to mist with water occasionally with water.

Water the Hymenocallis Festalis regularly.

Hymenocallis Festalis are ideal for planting in pots so they can be easily lifted and stored over winter to protect from the colder climate.

Hymenocallis Festalis (Pack 3 Bulbs) (SKU17669)
Loraine Hart

Gloriosa bulbs in storage

This question was asked by
Joan

I bought some Gloriosa bulbs from you in the autumn. I have just discovered them in a paper bag and they look healthy with small roots sprouting. Should I plant them now in pots in the conservatory where I did well with them in other years. Dublin and mild climate but not as warm as London.

Your Gloriosa bulbs (rhizomes) can be planted now. Just be careful that it’s not too cold in the conservatory what with the cold weather we are still experiencing this Spring. If it is still quite cold in your conservatory, plant your gloriosa bulbs in a pot and let them start growing indoors and then put them in your conservatory.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)
Loraine Hart

Pot Size for Cardiocrinum Giganteum

This question was asked by
T. Brighton

Hello, could these stunning Cardiocrinum Giganteum lilies be planted in a pot and how big would this need to be. I have never seen this lily before and would like to be able to grow it but do not have a suitable spot direct into the garden.

We would recommend potting your Cardiocrinum Giganteum bulbs in a 12inch pot.

Cardiocrinum giganteum like most soil types. They prefer the soil to be moist but well drained and humus-rich. These lilies like a shady position where the direct sunlight will not burn their leaves.

Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)

Loraine Hart