Sky high lilies

Lilium 'Red Dutch'

Sky high lilies - Lilium  'Red Dutch'

Common Name: Sky high lilies
Genus: Lilium
Cultivar: 'Red Dutch'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

  • Soil: well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes no2

Grow a giant lily in your own garden. Grow these extra large bulbs in a sunny or partially shaded area at the backs of borders, fences or walls. They can also be grown in large pots and containers The Sky High Lilies may produce more than one shoot from a single bulb and over a few years they should start to look much bigger and look almost shrub-like reaching for the sky at hights of up to 3 meters.

Magnificent outward-facing flowers that are a combination of rich orange-red and yellow appear in midsummer on the tall upright stems. They have a strong and delicious scent which fills the surrounding air with their perfume so plant them near a path or entranceway that is used regularly. They make excellent cut flowers too.

  • Garden care: Bulbs are best planted in autumn but can also be planted in spring. Plant them 2-3 times their own depth and the equivalent spacing between bulbs.

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