For years we have been touting Christmas Lily ‘White Dragon’ as the best ... that was until Lilium ‘Beauty Queen’ came along. We think this lily is even better. As a sumo lily it is even more impressive.
Christmas Lily ‘Beauty Queen’ has large, trumpets, and petals of substance. There is a hint of gold at their heart and they last well. The stems are packed with blooms, up to 16 was our highest count last season. The strong stems are red, aging to green. They make fabulous cut flowers and the perfume is perfect.
Sumo Lilies are the biggest and the best Lilium bulbs on offer. The bulbs are huge, which means you can expect plenty of flowers from the get go. Why are they so big? Because they have been grown by the cut flower industry and once they reach a certain size, they actually have too many flowers! This is not so good in bunches but fantastic in the garden.
Sumo Oriental Lilies are perfect for adding glamour and fragrance to the garden. They are also tough, and able to withstand our hot summers.
Plant your Sumo Oriental Lilies in a sunny spot, water to establish, then keep them moist in active growth for best blooms.
Ensure you fertilise your Sumo Oriental Lilies well this will make certain of optimum flowers. Fertilise them with an all purpose fertiliser when you first see growth, then again as the flowers are fading.
In warmer climates, if you grow your Sumo Oriental Liliums in part shade or morning sun the flowers last longer.
Gorgeous in the garden, perfect for pots and cut flowers too.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade