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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Lilium 'Lotus Breeze' (Lotus Lily Series)

Lotus lily bulb

1 bulb £3.99
£3.99
£11.97 £10.00
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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 No.2
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 16/18

    A relatively recent introduction by the breeder, what sets this lily apart is the many-petalled flowers, which look more like a lotus than your average garden lily. Capable of flowering over several months, this double oriental lily can also be cut for the vase.

    The RSPCA has reported that all parts of the lily can be fatal to cats, including the flower, leaves and pollen. For more information visit RSPCA.org.uk.

  • 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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