The superb Lilium regale was first brought from Szechwan Province in North West China in 1903, during the great era of western plant-hunters.
And it has remained a firm favourite with adoring gardeners around the world ever since.
It is also called “The King’s Lily” for good reason.
The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are pure white on the inner and have a golden-yellow throat.
While the outer is beautifully marked with burgundy.
Rich perfume & generous size
These generously sized blooms are richly and delightfully perfumed too.
So the scent can fill the whole garden.
Or perfume the whole house when picked for a vase indoors.
They make excellent cut flowers.
Quick & easy to flower from seed
Lilium regale is also one of the most easily grown of all the lilium family.
And it is particularly easy to raise from seed and can flower the same year from sowing if seasonal timing is right, or at least the second year from sowing.
Hardy & easy to grow
Lilium regale thrives 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 with an acid pH.
Can be left undisturbed for years to happily multiply
Lilium regake is a hardy, stoloniferous bulb that can be left in the ground permanently from one year to the next.
It reliably increases in the garden by making offsets each year, as well as self-sown seedlings.
So you can soon have a wonderous colony.
Bees are entranced by the huge fragrant trumpets just as we are
Bees find these showy trumpets just as irresistible as we do, as they gather their pollen.
Tall, statuesque and impressive in flower at 1.8m. High x 45cm. wide foliage clump.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: Lilium regale
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).
Because temperatures of 18-24°C. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
Then seeds usually sprout in 21-28 days
However if the seeds are shy to germinate, then they require a period of chilling to break their natural dormancy.
So wrap the sown, moist punnet in cling wrap or a plastic bag and place in fridge (not freezer) for 6 weeks.
After the period of chilling in the fridge, remove punnet from the fridge, unwrap & place again in a warm, well-lit position at 18-24°C.
But patience – do not discard punnet, as some seedlings may come later than others, and this is normal for this plant.
SEED COUNT: 12 large seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count and give a generous serve).
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