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Commonly known as Lily
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Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - reddish purple inside
Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
Yellow - greenish yellow outside
Height - 60-100cm (24-39in)
Spread - 0.15m (6in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - stem-rooting (offsets form on underground stem) rhizomatous bulb. Produces single, or occasionally, 2 or 3 funnel-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - erect or arching smooth stems and scattered, lance-shaped, deep-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Partial shade - requires a cool site.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - Many! Aphids, Lily beetle, slugs and leatherjackets, wireworm, thrips and our little friends the rabbits and mice. Botrytis in wet springs.
Place of origin - northern India to Nepal and Bhutan (Himalayas)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - can be pungently scented - or unscented!
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video