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  • lily African Queen bulb
  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Lilium African Queen Group

lily African Queen bulb

RHS award of garden merit £2.99 £1.50
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Pot size 1 bulb
1 bulb
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or a loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes no2
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 20/22

    Giant-sized, fragrant trumpets appear on the tall, upright stems of this bulbous perennial in summer. A showy plant, which is ideal for adding height and scent to the border. They fit easily into a cottage garden scheme, but will work equally well in herbaceous borders, particularly when teamed with other hot colours.

  • Garden care: Lilies can be planted at any time from early autumn, to mid-spring. Planting in autumn often helps them settle in and become better established before they start to put on their new spring growth, but spring planting is a better option if your soil is heavy and wet during winter. Choose a sunny spot, preferably where the plant receives a little light shade at its base, and plant each bulb 15-20cm deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them between 15 - 30cm intervals and provide support before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms promptly and cut the dead stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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