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Lily 'Defender Pink'Lilium

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3 Reviews

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5 Lily bulbs £9.99 Despatch: by end of November
10 Lily bulbsSave £4.99 £19.98 £14.99 Despatch: by end of November
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Offering a brighter future for lilies! Oriental Lily 'Defender' was consistently avoided by lily beetle over 2 years of extensive trials. We now have the confidence to call this the most lily beetle tolerant variety we've ever seen. The pretty, soft pink flowers come complete with the ever popular oriental fragrance that makes lilies superb for creating scented patio containers and cut flower arrangements. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Bulb size 14/16.

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Patio, Scented Gardens, Exotic Garden, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

90cm (35.4in)

30cm (11.8in)

5 Lily Bulbs (T12232)
10 Lily Bulbs (T12233)

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Flowering Months

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.

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.

Delivery

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

Reviews

I thought they would be pink like the picture 2015-07-14

I bought 20 bulbs and every one of them was dark red when they bloomed this year.

T&M replied on 2015-07-15: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

No more Lily Beetle! 2014-02-04

After several years of my Mum putting up with the chore of ridding her Lilies of Lily Beetles and larvae she gave up and got rid of her pots of Lilies. I stumbled across this Lily Beetle resistant variety and got her some bulbs to try. Last year was Year 1 and I am pleased to say that they remained untouched by Lily Beetle's, so they were a success. They are shooting ready for this year so hopefully they will be a successful in year 2 also.

T&M replied on 2014-04-04: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Lily Defender Pink 2012-08-15

beautiful large flowers, nicely fragranced, was my first attempt with oriental lilys, so happy with the quality & price. The day the buds opened to show these beautiful flowers was magical. thank you Thompson & Morgan