Lilium 'Marco Polo'


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Plant details

Marco Polo' has beautiful white flowers, lightly flecked with pink. It is a small variety, growing to only 30cm (1ft) tall and is ideal for growing in pots on the patio or at the front of a border. 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: Marco Polo

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 15cm

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