Not sure of soil conditions

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Caroline douglas

Hi, could you tell me which are the best lillies to plant in flower beds in full sun and not fantastic soil. Thanks Caroline

Do you know whether your soil is Acidic or Alkaline and when you say ‘not fantastic soil’, is it free-draining? As long as it isn’t clay soil, then Oriental Trumpets will be fine. OT lilies are happy in any well-drained soil. They can get quite tall though (up to 6′), hence the common name Tree lilies. So if you are looking for something a little shorter and unsure of your soil type then maybe try a Longiflorum Asiatic Lily or a Longiflorum Oriental Lily.

Oriental Trumpet Lilies

Longiflorum Asiatic Lilies

Longiflorum Oriental Lilies

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Orange lilly

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I’m looking for the right type of Orange Lilly to display for the 12th July in Northern Ireland.

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

End of June/Beginning of July : Asiatics
Lily ‘Cesare’ (harts10171)

Beginning of July/End of July : Oriental trumpets (tree lilies)
Lily ‘Valverde’ (SKU176481)

End of July/Beginning of August : Orientals
Lily ‘Hotel California’ (SKU179471)

Lily ‘Salmon Star’ (harts1106)

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