Fragrant Lilies

This question was asked by
Robert W

Please what is your most fragrant Lilies?
I want to grow some by the side of my front door this year.

Thank you

Kind regards
Robert

Hi Robert

Any of the Oriental or Roselily varieties are all highly fragrant including the Oriental Trumpet Lilies (these are the taller varieties).

As a general rule of thumb, the whiter the lily the stronger the scent as they don’t have the colour to attract insects, they have the perfume instead. You can use our filtered search on the website and search by colour.

Oriental Lilies
Double Oriental Lilies
Roselilies
Oriental Trumpet Lilies

White oriental lilies have the strongest fragrance.

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Roselilies

This question was asked by
Becky

Hi there,

Do you have any roselily Ciara this year – or have a missed them?

Kind regards
Becky

Hi Becky

Unfortunately, we haven’t got Ciara Roselily this year but we do have a couple that are very similar, there’s Roselily ‘Viola’ (SKU177841)  or Roselily ‘Elena’ (SKU17618) that are equally gorgeous with deep pink petals with a lemony centre and speckles.

Roselily Viola

Roselily Elena

Alternatively, you can browse our whole Roselily collection here:

Roselilies

Roselily mixed

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Lillies/Dahlias

This question was asked by
David H – 

I am interested in commencing growing lilies and have been recommended to grow the Lilium Martagon – absolute beginner all advice accepted.

Hi there,

 

Martagons and all lilies are so easy grow. We supply planting instructions with all orders and you can find more information online here:  https://www.hartsnursery.co.uk/lily-info/how-to-plant-lilies/

Martagon Lilies


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lily soil planting query

This question was asked by
Debs K

Hi,
I have just spent an afternoon planting my lily bulbs bought from you ( I am growing them for my sons wedding) .. ORDER 3042640 : LILY EMPRESS, ROSELILY AISHA and LILY AMISTAD — I am now panicking as used big pots filled with crocks in base, then mainly John Innes no 3 mixed with multi purpose and some John Innes no 2 , also vermiculite sprinkled through.
I did this after reading the lily leaflet enclosed. Now of course I am reading on the Harts website and realise I should have used ericaceous compost ?? Will my lily bulbs be ok or should I start again ..? This would be an expensive and big job. My pots are 22inch diameter . Thank you for your advice , debs

Hi Debs

What you have done sounds absolutely perfect. You can use either/or and will be fine.

I would also suggest feeding your lilies with a diluted tomato feed when you see signs of growth.


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Thank you for the lilies

This question was asked by
Brian S

Thank you again for delivering healthy large lily bulbs for my garden in Linn Park Glasgow.. I planted most of them today in a very mild spell. The remaining bulbs will be planted tomorrow. A few are in pots so that I can move them up close to our hot spot in the garden to enjoy the show and the scents.
I have bought most of my lilies from you and have always been delighted with the quality and service I have enjoyed from Harts Nursery, Congleton.
Best wishes, Brian Sutherland

Hi Brian
Thank you so much for taking the time to email us such lovely feedback. It’s always so nice to hear and we are so pleased that you are happy with your lily bulbs.

If you get a chance, would you mind leaving us a review on Trustpilot? We would love to share your experience with other customers.

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Thanks again!

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Purchasing a giant himalayan lily

This question was asked by
Austin M – 

I was looking to buy a cardiocrinum giganteam and wanted to know if you had any and if so any that are already grown and not bulbs

Hi there,
All spring planted bulb orders are dispatched in February/March when they need planting. You can pre-order Cardiocrinum rhizomes now for delivery next month. Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)

Cardiocrinum Giganteum
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Lilies

This question was asked by
Sandy V – 

At Wisley you told me to email you in the New Year to ask for Anouska which I brought from you at Wisley 2022 and would dearly like more please this year. Regards Sandy

Hi Sandy

I am so sorry but we do not have any more Anouska Roselilies available for 2024.

We do have some Isabella and Natalia still available for pre-ordering for delivery in the Spring. Both of which are just as pretty and frilly as Anouska.
Roselily ‘Isabella’ (SKU17619)
Roselily ‘Natalia’ (SKU17617)

Roselily Natalia
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Lily bulbs for Christmas present

This question was asked by
Hilda

Is it possible to purchase or order Lilium Gizmo for a Christmas gift?

Hi there,
Yes, you can pre-order some Gizmo lilies for a Christmas gift but all lily bulb orders are dispatched in February/March when they need planting.
You could order them to be delivered directly to the recipient and add a note in their Christmas card to let them know what they have to look forward to in the New Year.

Christmas Hyacinths
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Gloriosa Rhizomes

This question was asked by
Keith F

Hi I purchased the Gloriosa Plants from you at RHS Hampton court Flower Show .
They have grown well over the summer . Very Please
So how do we care for the Rhizomes over the winter, lift out or leave in?
Thanks Keith

Hi there,

 

Overwintering Gloriosa

 

    • After your Gloriosa has finished flowering for the season, leave the foliage in place; don’t cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future.

 

    • Leaves and stalks may be removed when they yellow.

 

    • Gloriosa Lily Bulbs don’t like to get too cold, therefore if the temperature in your area can drop to zero degrees (0°), you’ll need to lift your Gloriosa bulbs and store them indoors.

 

    • If you have planted them in pots, simply bring your pot(s) indoors during the winter months as they require a winter dormancy period.

 

    • Don’t water while the tuber is dormant.

 

    • Your Gloriosa lilies will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle in the spring/summer.

Gloriosa

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Miss Lucy Lily

This question was asked by
Sue O

I bought this lovely lily from RHS Hampton Court years ago and probably from yours stand.

Can you please tell me why it was discontinued?

Hi Sue

Yes it has been discontinued unfortunately because it wasn’t a viable variety to last the long haul but we do have some gorgeous other lilies that are similar:
Roselily ‘Isabella’ (SKU17619)
Roselily ‘Natalia’ (SKU17617)
Roselily ‘Angela’ (SKU17778)

Roselily Natalia

Roselily Natalia

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