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Lily 'Exotic Sun'

lilium, Oriental Lily

Hardy Bulb

  • Double blooms for double impact
  • Pleated petals for that luxury look

We've managed to secure a limited stock of these unique contemporary lily bulbs in order to bring an unusual bloom to UK gardens for the first time. Sturdy, 75cm (30") tall stems produce multiple blooms that resemble water lily flowers more than a traditional oriental lily, bringing a really fresh feel to your summer bulb displays. The tropical yellow blooms bring a touch of the exotic to the garden, whether you plant the bulbs in borders or containers. The flowers open with pleated petals, straightening out as they develop, to bring the much loved fragrance of a cut flower favourite to the garden. Good resistance to lily beetle makes for trouble-free growing. Height: 240cm (94"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

    • SAVE £3.00  
    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £12.99 £9.99
    • 10 lily bulbs

    • SAVE *£8.99  
    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £25.98 £16.99

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 Asiatic 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 Asiatic 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.

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. no sign of the sun

    By SHAHIN CHOWDHURY 20-07-2016

    planted and waited, nothing really disappointed. I cancelled an order with QVC and ordered direct but am really disappointed with this and the trumpet tree lily which only grew a few inches. I ordered tree lilies a few years ago and they have been coming up strongly every year. But this year the 2 sets of lilies ordered have been a waste of money.

    Simon
    20-07-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your Lillies. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

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