Matisse Asiatic Lilium Sweet Desire

New in 2019.

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Creamy gold petals with a soft pink wash and plenty of maroon freckles. These exciting new flowers have a soft, sweet perfume.
Lilium ‘Sweet Desire’ is an Asiatic, L. longiflorum or Christmas Lily cross.
Real conversation pieces in the garden, these Matisse varieties are avant-garde Lilies of distinction! The petals look like they have been painted by a master and were thus named for the Artist who wrote himself into history by breaking all the laws of colour to create genius.

Matisse Liliums are a triumph of modern breeding techniques; marrying the handsome, old fashioned spotted lilies with today’s bright colours and strong disease resistance.

Simply plant, your Matisse Lilies, fertilise and enjoy. Leave them in the ground to establish and they will bring you years of joy. Choose a humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny location. They will appreciate afternoon shade in warmer climates. Keep moist while in growth and fertilise at the start of the season and again as the flowers are finishing. Mulching over the summer will help maintain moisture levels in the soil.

They will take 10-14 weeks to flower.

Code

LIMSD

Botantical name

Lilium hybrid

Height

80-120cm

Width

20-30cm

Flowers

Summer

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

2