Species Lilies Henry's Lily

An oldie and a goodie.

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A lovely Lily with graceful, reflexed petals. The flower is white, blended with yellow to apricot shades and a soft fragrance. The petals have a smattering of bronze freckles to top it all off.

You can expect up to 20 flowers from established bulbs. Henry’s Lily flowers freely and the bulbs are tough as old boots. An excellent choice for beginners.

Henry’s Lily flowers are good for picking.

Henry’s Lily is easy to grow. Plant the bulbs in full sun in a well drained soil. Water them in and keep them moist in active growth. You don't need to lift the bulbs every year, just leave them in the ground to multiply. Add some slow release fertiliser or well rotted manure when the foliage appears.

Lilium henryi or Henry's Lily was named after Irish plant explorer, Augustine Henry who discovered growing in China in 1888. Discovered in limestone gorges, they prefer neutral to slightly alkaline soils.

Code

LIUHL

Botantical name

Lilium henryi

Height

1-2m

Width

20-30cm

Flowers

Late Summer

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

2