LILY OF NEPAL
Lilium nepalense flaunts flocks of stunning, large, pagoda-shaped trumpets, in large sprayed heads.
And the colouring is superb, with lime-lemon blooms flashing dramatic deep wine throats, on tall stems.
Plus the fragrance is also wonderful, as it wafts through the garden from the towering heads of flowers.
Plant Lilium nepalense in Part Shade, Dappled sun under trees and shrubs, or a Morning Sun position.
And it enjoys and performs best in humus rich, well-drained soil.
Lilium nepalense is a hardy, stoloniferous bulb that can be left in the ground permanently from one year to the next.
Thus it is low maintenance, and obligingly retires away before the difficulties of summer are upon us.
So to re-emerge again next spring with magnificent heads of bloom to 1.2m High.
SEED SOWING ADVICE:
Sow in punnets indoors at any time / or sow outdoors in garden autumn or winter.
INDOORS: Sow the seeds on their sides, in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then barely cover the seeds with grit/sieved mix/or sand.
Now keep the punnet moist in a warm, well-lit position for 4 weeks (not in direct sunlight).
Temperatures of 18-20°C. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
Then wrap the sown, moist punnet in cling wrap or a plastic bag and place in fridge (not freezer) for 6-9 weeks.
After the period of chilling in the fridge, remove punnet from the fridge, unwrap & place again in a warm, well-lit position at 18-20°C.
Seedlings emerge within approx. 30 days.
But patience – do not discard punnet, as some seedlings may come later.
SEED COUNT: 8 seeds per pack. (Seeds of beautiful Lilium nepalense are scarce).
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