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  • oriental lily bulb
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.25m

Lilium 'Curly Sue'

oriental lily bulb

£3.99 £2.39
40% off lily bulbs
Pot size 1 bulb
1 bulb
Quantity
  • 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

    Soft pink waxy petals, which are recurved towards their pointed tips and are lightly freckled with maroon, frame the prominent boss of orange stamens. Impressive and elegant in early summer, this lily will also fill your borders (or your room if they are cut for the vase) with their deliciously sweet perfume.

  • 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 (6-8in) deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them at approximately 30cm (12") 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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