These wonderful free flowering Asiatics are among the easiest of Lilium bulbs to grow and give a rewarding display of colour every year. Excellent in the garden or in the vase and is great as a backdrop to lower flowering plants or shrubs. They will grow well in most areas of the garden but prefer a sunny well drained position. Plant lily bulbs 8-10cm deep, 15-20 cm apart, in well worked soil. If drainage is a problem, plant shallower and mound soil over the bulb. A good dressing of fertilizer is recommended each Spring. To prevent aphid and occasional fungi attacks, spray new growth every 2-3 weeks with a recommended fungicide/insecticide. These free flowering plants can be left undisturbed for years. For best results year after year feed with our Bulb Food. Tip: snap off old flowers or seed pods to encourage healthy bulb growth.
Asiatic and Oriental lilies come in a range of spectacular colours, shapes, sizes and of course scents. Fantastic in pots, and one of the best cutflower varieties.
Asiatic lilies bloom first in early summer, not long after Paeonies start blooming. They are incredibly hardy providing they are grown in relatively free draining soils. Asiatic's are the shortest type of lily and come in a huge array of colours and shapes, from pastel to tropical.
Asiatic Lilies don’t have much of a fragrance, but they're perfect for adding a splash of colour to the garden.
Oriental lilies have that famously strong, heavenly fragrance. They are tall and stately. Usually Oriental Lilies grow slower than Asiatics, often blooming about the time when Asiatic lilies are beginning to fade (mid/late Summer)
For a full overview of how to plant Lilies visit our Gardeners Guide.