Lilium regale

Lilium regale

Chinese lily

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lilium regale
  • Common name: Chinese lily
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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Lilium regale is a Chinese lily, and probably the easiest white lily to grow. It bears trumpet-shaped, glistening white flowers flushed with pink, with a heady, memorable perfume. It's perfect for growing in a mixed sunny border or container display, and makes an excellent cut flower. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Lilium regale in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Plant bulbs in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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