Lilium Golden Splendour AGM has trumpet shaped shades of golden yellow flowers that are highly fragrant. Trumpet lilies are quite a focal point in any garden and will naturalise well, coming back year after year.
Lilium Golden Splendour AGM are best left undisturbed for years and only need to be moved when they become overcrowded. Plant them in a well drained soil and they are happy to be planted in the cooler parts of the garden as long as they get some sun during the day. When planting in heavy soils, drainage may be a problem so just add a handful of grit to the hole when planting and they will be fine. Cultivate the soil to a depth of 20cms and plant 10-15cms deep and 15cms apart. Feed during flowering with bonemeal or similar.
AGM = Award of Garden merit given by the RHS.
Flowering height: 5 feet (150cms)
Flowering time: July to August
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. Happy in the colder parts of the garden.
Pests. If Lily beetle is a problem, spray with an appropriate insecticide. Alternatively the orange adults can be picked off and then check the underneath of the leaves for larvae.