Fragrant Lilies

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Robert M

I am new to growing lilies and would like especially fragrant ones, for planters on my patio. Also – preferably not too tall although that is not too important – the scent is. I have in mind regale, sorbonne, casablanca, that sort of thing. I could do with some advice.
many thanks

robert Martin

Hi Robert

As a general rule of thumb, the whiter the lily the more fragrant is it. This is because it attracts wildlife by its scent as opposed to its colour. Those varieties you mention are lovely, however Regale will get a bit taller over time. I would advise looking at the Oriental Lilies and Roselilies for scent and for lilies that are not too tall.

Oriental Lilies

Roselilies

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