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Tree Lily® Collection

Lilium, Oriental Lily

Hardy Bulb

  • 8ft tall in 2 years
  • One bulb produces up to 30 trumpet blooms
  • Fantastic, sweet and fresh fragrance
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Tree lilies® are the breathtaking result of years of painstaking breeding; these incredible varieties of oriental lily can grow as tall as 2.5m (8ft) in two years. One single Tree Lily® bulb can produce up to thirty 20cm (8”) trumpet blooms and will take on a shrub-like appearance over the years.

The sturdy stalks are almost 5cm (2”) thick, so they won't need supporting and the foliage remains lush all season. It couldn't be easier. Grow them through shrubs in borders, against walls and fences, or in large pots for the patio, and let them look after themselves. Height: 2.5m (8’). Spread: 60cm (24”).

  • Collection comprises:
  • Tree Lily® ‘Yellow Rocket’ - Silken yellow petals fade to creamy white edges.
  • Tree Lily® ‘Starburst’ - Shimmering gold, perfumed blooms are flushed with crimson red.
  • Tree Lily® ‘Pink Explosion’ - Sumptuous backward curving, pink petals and an exquisite fragrance to match.

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Ideal For:
patio, scented gardens, exotic garden, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 9 top-size Tree Lily® bulbs - 3 of each variety

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
    • £14.99
    • 18 top size Tree Lily® bulbs - 6 of each variety

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    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
    • £24.99
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 tree 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 Oriental 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.


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Reviews
  1. Tree"lily"mendous

    By Robert Bleach 26-08-2015

    WOW. I thought the video showed great flowers, but though maybe these were grown in "ideal" conditions; not so. Having planted my collection (in pots) soon after receipt in March 2015, it only took about two weeks before the first sign of shoots. The lilies then just shot up, and are now (August) approx. 4 feet tall, and covered in at least 4 dozen flowers, These are anything from 6 inches to 10 inches across. Truly amazing. The fragrance is really powerful as well. How they'll do when they go into the garden, I don't know, but I am sure, if they get through the winter, they will be even better than the pots.

    Ryan
    27-08-2015

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with the results of your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. beautiful but so short lived!

    By jodie fellows 21-08-2015

    Just lovely when they are in bloom and the smell is fantastic. It is a shame the flowers seem to die after a week or so, the whole 9 bulbs worth are all over within 2 1/2 weeks and that's it for the year. shame really as I'd love them to stick around a bit longer like shorter lillys seem to.

    Natalie
    24-08-2015

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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