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Lilium 'Shocking'

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Red, Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Shocking' is an attractive lily with brightly coloured flowers that are orange-red in the centre with a creamy yellow edge. Its rich fragrance is an added bonus. The upward facing blooms are great for adding to tropical themed planting schemes. They also last well as cut flowers. 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: Shocking

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Red, Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 25cm


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