Lilium Red Highland

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Lilium Red Highland has stunning fiery tomato red flowers with a darker centre.

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Description

Lilium Red Highland has flowers are a deep red and will look stunning in any setting.

Cultivation Instructions:

Plant indoors: Lilies are very hardy and withstand the cold so can be planted direct into soils outside in gardens and borders.

Plant Outside: Lilies are a very versatile garden plant and they are ideal when grown in borders or containers around the house and garden. Once planted lilies are best left undisturbed for a number of years. Cultivate soils to a depth of 25cms and plant bulbs 10-15cms deep and 10cms apart. In heavy soils add humus matter and dig in well. Lilies prefer to be grown in well drained soils in the cooler or shadier parts of the garden. Lilies do like to get some sun during the day so very shaded areas are not recommended.

Care Tips:

Protect the young shoots of Lilium Red Highland from slugs and snails and remember to feed the bulbs with bone-meal or something similar during the flowering period.

In heavy soils add a handful of grit to the hole before planting.

Growing Information

Flowering height: 30-34″ (75-85cms)

Flowering Period: June to July

Soil type: Humus rich free draining soils that do not get waterlogged.

Aspect: Semi shade to full sun. Happy in the colder parts of the garden.

Bulb spacing: Garden 10cms. Containers so bulbs do not touch each other

Planting depth: Garden 10-15cms, Containers minimum 10cms

Our Tip: Plant them in groups of 3 or more for the best effect.

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.

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