Liliums – a stunning summer flower
Liliums are star plants in summer gardens due to their tall stems, large trumpet flowers and perfume. White and light pink varieties glow on warm moonlit nights adding another dimension to the summer garden.
Plant liliums in clumps as vertical floral accents in late winter through spring for displays in the summer garden. They do especially well in deep rich soil in a sunny spot that’s protected from strong winds. The large bulbs are available for planting in spring but look for potted plants in flower now at garden centres to get instant flowers.
Tall varieties reach 1.5m-2m high and in subsequent years get taller as the bulbs become better established. Plants can tower above head height. Where space is tight, liliums can also be grown in containers. Select small-growing varieties for pots or choose a deep, heavy pot (such as a terracotta pot) for stability if growing tall varieties. After flowering, cut back the stem as it dies down.
To keep your liliums looking good through the summer months, apply PowerFeed PRO SERIES Roses & Flowers regularly every fortnight. Continue to apply after flowering has finished to promote flowering for the following season.