Lilium Longiflorum, also known as the Easter Lily
Lilium Longiflorum, also known as the Easter Lily. Perhaps not fully hardy when planted directly in the garden in the north east.
My experience with this Lily in Aberdeen is that outstanding quality of blooms are produced for two seasons only. Don’t let this put you off, the flowers are so magnificent its well worth it.
This year I think I will try them as container grown plants and over winter them in the unheated greenhouse for added protection.
Longiflorum, originating in Taiwan has to be the most gorgeous Lily. In mid Summer the leaves are a shiny deep green, and umbels of up to six strong and exquisitely perfumed pure white trumpet flowers look magnificent. Serious popularity as a cut flower.
Lily bulbs should be planted deep, 6/8 inches, if planting in containers use John Innes No.2
Hardiness – Borderline
Height – 100cm
Position – Full sun/partial shade.