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Lily 'Love Story'

Lilium, Oriental Lily

Hardy Bulb

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Let yourself be seduced by the alluring hot pink blooms of Lily 'Love Story'. The astonishing rich colour and graceful recurving petals make a beguiling spectacle in summer. With an intense fragrance this oriental lily makes an extraordinary cut flower too. Multiplying year by year, Lily 'Love Story' is certainly not to be missed! Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • Despatch:
    • £11.99
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    • 50 Lily bulbs

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    • Despatch:
    • £17.99
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    • 100 Lily bulbs

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    • Despatch:
    • £29.99
    • Out of stock

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. Disapointed

    By dan saunders 19-07-2016

    Bought 100 of these for my wife as she loves the colour pink and lilies only to find i would say 75% of them were orange with black specles with the 'Intense fragrance completely absent and the rest were white with a touch of pink. Feel like i've been fobbed of with the rubbish they had left! On the plus side the price is good if you dont mind what you get.

    Natalie
    19-07-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. 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.

  2. Amazing value

    By Carol Darlington 08-09-2015

    I was a little doubtful over the size of the bulbs, however tho flowering a little later than I would normally expect these have all flowered ,some with 2 heads. They have a lovely scent as do all Oriental lilys and a very bright dense rich colour . I purchased 100 bulbs and as far as I can tell every one has performed for me ,totaly outstanding value.

    Natalie
    08-09-15

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

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