Oriental Lilium 'Sorbonne'

Oriental Lilium 'Sorbonne'

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This is a beautiful soft pink Lily with a dusting of darker pink spots. Each stem grows to just over 1 metre high and will produce up to ten, 14cm wide flowers. A top class Oriental with a sweet fragrance.

These ostentatious flowers command attention and are worthy of it. Their highly perfumed, opulent flowers offer wonderful height and plenty of colour. Oriental Lilies make it easy to create an indulgent display of colour for summer. They are gorgeous in the garden and perfect for potting and cut flowers too.

Their heady fragrance permeates the summer garden with its sophisticated notes and when cut will fill your home with delightful perfume.

Oriental Lilies are tough enough to withstand our hot summers. Plant into a humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish and keep moist during active growth. They are best when protected from the hot afternoon sun.

It is a good idea to fertilise your Lilies, this will help to give you the best blooms. Adding an organic fertiliser when you first see growth, then again as they are fading is ideal.

If you are growing your Lilies in pots, fertiliser is even more important and in this case a slow release pellet such as Thrive, or a regular application of liquid fertiliser can work well. Water the pots regularly, potting mix is perfectly drained so dries out quickly, especially during summer. It is important for the growth of the bulb and longevity of the flowers that regular moisture is maintained.

In warmer climates, it is a good idea to grow your Liliums in part shade or morning sun, so flowers will last longer.

Our Tip: when cutting your lilies it is ideal to leave around 1/2 to 2/3 of the stem to keep feeding the bulb so it can produce next year's flowers.


Supplied as: Bulbs
Size: na

Code

LIOSE

Botantical name

Lilium hybrid

Height

70-150cm

Width

20-30cm

Flowers

Summer

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

2