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Lily 'Colour Carpet™ Mixture'

Lilium, Oriental Lily

Hardy Bulb

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  • The only ground cover lily that flowers within 10 weeks of planting
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best In Class for ground cover lilies - click here for details

Flamboyant colour with a delicious perfume! These short stemmed dwarf lilies are a 'must have' for creating vibrant ground cover in exotic gardens, or edging paths and borders. Each bulb produces up to 10 exquisite blooms set above glossy green foliage that knits together to create a seamless carpet of colour. The compact, sturdy stems are ideal for cutting and will fragrance your home for up to two weeks. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 20cm (8”). Bulb size: 12/14.


  • Collection comprises:
  • Lily Colour Carpet® 'Dazzler'
  • Lily Colour Carpet® 'Sparkler'
  • Lily Colour Carpet® 'Glimmer'

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How to grow bulbs, corms and tubers

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, scented gardens, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 7 lily bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2014
    • £13.99
    • 14 lily bulbs

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2014
    • £19.99
    • 28 lily bulbs

    • SAVE £25.97  
    • Despatch: By end of December 2014
    • £51.96 £29.99
Oriental lilies prefer a moist, free draining, neutral to acid soil that is rich in organic matter. Prior to planting, add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to give your lilies the best start. When growing lilies in containers, use a loam based compost such as John Innes No.2. Lily bulbs should be planted at a depth of approximately 3 times their own height and 15cm (6") apart. Planting deeply helps to protect the bulb during particularly hot periods. Choose a sheltered, sunny position where lilies will grow with their heads in the sun and their roots in the shade.

Feed and water oriental lily bulbs regularly throughout the growing season, keeping them moist at all times. Deadhead faded blooms at the base of the flower where they join the stem to prevent the development of seed pods. When cutting oriental lily flowers for indoor arrangements, it is important to leave a third of the stem intact in order to feed the bulb for the following year.


After flowering leave the stems intact until they begin to yellow in autumn. Reduce watering and move containers of lilies to a cool, frost free position over winter. Lilies grown in borders can be lifted, cleaned and stored for the winter, however in mild areas most lilies should survive outdoors provided that the soil is not too wet. A mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost should be applied in spring. Divide and repot container grown lilies into fresh compost every other year.

Caution: All parts of lilies are toxic to cats.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. They keep on going!

    By Jade Harrison 11-07-2013

    I ordered a lucky-dip of some of these last summer, forgetting that I'd be out of the country for three months. A quick call home and my mum kept a look-out for the delivery. She planted them up in the garden and in numerous pots (there were loads of bulbs) and sent me photos of the beautiful display they put on. When I returned home, they were almost finished flowering so I fed them up with tomato feed and left the pots to over-winter in the garage. All pots have plants with even more buds on than last year - one kept in our friend's conservatory has already flowered and the others outside are just opening this week. The fragrance in the evening is wonderful. Even the plants overwintered in the garden (forgot to lift them) are looking strong, but are blind this year; I'll feed them up more this summer, leave them in and see what happens next year!

  2. Good condition

    By EARN HUEY CHEW 24-04-2012

    This was my first time ordering bulb flowers from Thompson and Morgan, when I received the bulb, it was in good condition. I planted it straight away, and the stalks have since appeared from the soil. The instructions are very clear and they have dispatched the plant earlier than stated on the website. Am very pleased with the purchase. I will continue to order plants from this website. I have just received my strawberry plant, can't wait for them to grow!!!

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