Lilium 'King Pete'

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

King Pete' flowers in mid-sumer and has brilliant lime yellow blooms with chocolate-coloured spots around the throat. 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: King Pete

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant: September to October


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