Lilium - Asiatic Yellow

5 bulbs per pack

R95.00

Also know as a Lily

5 bulbs per pack

Stock: 49

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Availability: Pre-order from April to July
Deliveries: Delivery from early June until late August
SKU: 3030121 Categories: ,
Availability Period: Available July to September
Delivery from late August until early October
Plant in full sun to semi-shade
Spacing Distance: 20cm
Planting Depth: 8cm
Mature Height 1.5m
Suitable as a cut flower Suitable as a pot plant

Lilium

How to plant, care for and grow Lilium

Family Liliaceae
Name derived from In Latin, lilium was derived from Greek leirion which is what Theophrastus used for a Madonna lily.
Common name Lilium asiatic; Lilium asiflorum & Lilium longiflorum: Lily

Lilium longiflorum: St. Joseph’s lily

Sun Exposure Full sun and semi-shade.
Flower Colours Lilium asiatic: red, orange, pink, yellow and white.

Lilium asiflorum: yellow, white, orange, lavender, red, pink, and bicolor.

Lilium longiflorum: pure white

Frost Tolerance Light frost
Predators Slugs and snails. Aphids can cause viruses. Botyrtis could form in humid conditions.

 

Lilium is a true bulb. There are 110 species which originated in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. There have been many hybrids created through crossing species and this has led to a detailed classification system for Lilium. The best species are cloned and used for further breeding. This has led to the lily being more resistant to disease and tolerant of different climates and soil.

The Asiatic hybrids were derived from a species in Asia. At maturity, Lilium asiatic will reach a height of 1.5m.

Lilium asiflorum is fairly new and it was introduced to Europe in 1992, it is extremely popular especially for cut flowers. They have been created by crossing L. longiflorum and Asiatic hybrids. At maturity, the Lilium asiflorum will reach a height of roughly 1m.

Lilium longiflorum is extremely suitable for the South African climate. At maturity, it will reach a height of 1m.

Seasons and planting

Lilium asiatic

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Available NO
Plant yes NO
Flowering NO

 

Lilium asiflorum

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Available NO
Plant yes NO
Flowering NO

 

Lilium longiflorum

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Available NO
Plant yes NO
Flowering NO

 

It is important to plant newly bought bulbs straight after purchasing them. The soil for growing Lilium is crucial. Dig a hole of 40cm and work in compost and sand – manure is also good but must be well decomposed. After planting, add a thick mulch and water regularly. Lilium should be planted in an area that is cool but has sufficient sun in your garden – easiest to plant them under shrubs.

Lilium asiatic should be planted at a depth of 8cm and with 20cm spacing between the bulbs. The lowest temperature that this plant can tolerate is -2°C.

Lilium asiflorum should be planted at a depth of 8cm and with 15cm spacing between the bulbs. The lowest temperature that this plant can tolerate is -2°C.

Lilium longiflorum should be planted at a depth of 8cm and with 15cm spacing between the bulbs. The lowest temperature that this plant can tolerate is -2°C

You can grow Lilium in pots or containers which must have a hole in the base for drainage. If you use a saucer, it should be emptied after watering. If planting in a pot, ensure that the pot has 10cm below the bulb for the roots to grow.

Propagation

Lilium produce bulblets and bulbils which should be replanted immediately. The pollen of one plant cannot fertilise its own stigma and must be crossed from one plant to another which can be achieved by applying the pollen-bearing stamens from one plant to another plants stigma. Scaling can also be used at home.

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