What not to plant with lilies

This question was asked by
D. Mcquire

Are there any other summer flowering bulbs you wouldn’t recommend planting together with Lilies?

Not really. Most summer flowering plants can be planted alongside lilies. Just bear in mind lilies like a more prominent sunny area where as some bulbs would rather a more shaded aspect like martagons and cyclamen. It’s always worth thinking about staggering and lengthening the flowering period of your garden so you have more colour for longer.

For lilies, base your planting on the following flowering times:
We advise the following flowering times for each category of lilies:

End of June/Beginning of July : Asiatics
Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

Beginning of July/End of July : Oriental trumpets (tree lilies)
‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

End of July/Beginning of August : Orientals and Roselilies
Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

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

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

The Hart Family

Flowering times of Lily Bulbs

This question was asked by
R. Shirley Jackson

Please can you give me some lilies that flower around the time of RHS Tatton flower show (end of July).

Hi there,
We advise the following flowering times for each category of lilies:

End of June/Beginning of July : Asiatics
Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

Beginning of July/End of July : Oriental trumpets (tree lilies)
‘Tree like’ Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

End of July/Beginning of August : Orientals and Roselilies
Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

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

The Hart Family

Scented lilies

This question was asked by
J. Saunders

How do I choose the lilies that are scented?

Any Oriental Lily has a fragrance, so look at Orientals, Oriental Trumpets Lilies (these are the tree-like lilies) and Roselilies. All these have wonderful perfumes. We find the whiter the lily the more fragrant it is.

Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily ‘Aisha’ (SKU176191)

Lily ‘Proposal’ (SKU176161)

The Hart Family