Lilium 'Fire King'


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Plant details

Fire King' is a vibrant lily with orange, outward-facing flowers which are spotted with purple inside and have recurved petals. They provide height and colour in 'hot' borders during the summer. The bulbs are best planted in autumn while they are still plump. They should go in 2-3 times their own depth and at the equivalent spacing between bulbs. In the border, they enjoy well-drained soil in full sun, with shade at the base. Alternatively they can be planted in deep containers, using loam-based compost, such as John Innes No2.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Lilium

Cultivar: Fire King

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 25cm

Flowering period: June to August

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