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Lilium ‘After Eight’

Oriental lily

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  • Botanical name: Lilium 'After Eight'
  • Common name: Oriental lily
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Grown for their flamboyant, often fragrant blooms from late spring to summer, lilies are a stalwart of summer, herbaceous borders. They’re well suited to growing in containers, where they can be positioned in borders as and when you need them.

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Oriental lilies tend to have large, fragrant, outward-facing facing flowers. For best results they need acidic, or ericaceous soils, so grow them in containers if you have alkaline soil. Because blooms of many oriental lilies appear to look upwards, they’re sometimes referred to as ‘stargazers’.

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Lilium ‘After Eight’ is an attractive oriental lily with large, freckled, dark pink flowers, edged with white. It’s a great choice for growing in containers of ericaceous (acidic) compost on a sunny patio. Water regularly and mulch annually with well-rotted leafmould or bark chips.

How to grow Lilium 'After Eight'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Lilium 'After Eight' and wildlife

Lilium 'After Eight' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lilium 'After Eight' poisonous?

Lilium 'After Eight' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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