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Scarlet Beetle and Fritillarias!

This question was asked by
Brian C

Not a question but an additional piece of advice re the Lily beetle. If you have any fritillarias in your garden, look for the lily beetle on them as soon as they begin to grow. Last year I didn’t and then found some were almost leafless as a result of that damned beetle.

Thank you for your email!

Yes – Unfortunately the Scarlet beetle likes Fritillarias as well. We advise this on our Care Instructions page for each Fritillaria variety. As you say Brian, keep a look for these pests and try to use the Garlic Spray to keep them at bay. Thanks again.

Loraine Hart

Query on pests

This question was asked by
Jan

Hi,
Can you tell me which lilies (or which type) don’t attract lily beetle?
Thanks

Hi there,

Unfortunately, they seem to like all types of Lilies, however, after testing we discovered that lily beetles are not attracted as much to the Trumpet lilies, like Regale.

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‘Perfect Pinks’ Lily Collection (Pack of 8 Bulbs) (SKU177281)
Loraine Hart