soil type for lilies

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Keith M

We bought some lilies at the show and did not check soil requirements. Some need ericaceous according to which website you use. i believe we got them from yourselves, Tribal dance, chardonnay and natalia will they be ok in general compost or do they need lime free.

Hi Keith

If you are planting your lilies in the garden, then your Asiatic Lily (Tribal Dance) prefers an alkaline soil and the Roselilies (Chardonnay and Natalia) prefer an acidic soil. However, if you are planting your lilies in pots then a good multipurpose compost would be absolutely fine for all of them. 

The Hart Family