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Lilium spp.

Also known as

Lily Plant

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Lily Overview

    Lilium is a genus comprising of over 100 species of tall, bulbous perennial plants with large, often fragrant funnel-shaped flowers. They are native to temperate and subtropical regions mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. Many species have long been cultivated for their showy flowers that come in a variety of colours and forms, and many cultivars and hybrids are available. While there are varieties for every aspect and habitat in the garden, greenhouse and indoors, all prefer well-drained soil.

    Common problems with Lily

    How to propagate Lily


    May take 18–24 months for seedlings to emerge.

    Special features of Lily

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Lily

    Grown for its flowers.

    Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

    Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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    Poisonous to Pets

    If your pet likes to nibble your plants, check our collection to make sure what they're eating isn't doing them any harm.

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