Roselily Monica, Lily empress and Lily Amistad

This question was asked by
Lyn D – 

Hello, I purchased the above 3 from you this year. Planting says they prefer ericaceous soil but it also says if planting for pots use John Innes No.3 . Is that ok as not ericaceous?
Regards, Lyn

Hi Lyn

Yes that’s correct, Roselilies are oriental lilies so they prefer an acidic soil if planting out in the garden. If planting in pots, you can use an ericaceous compost.

However, we advise using a 50:50 mix of John Innes no.3 with a multipurpose compost for all lily types including orientals. So either will be absolutely fine for your oriental lilies.

The Hart Family