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This is a group of bulbous or tuberous plants of many species. The gorgeous Calla Lily has been hybridised to create a fabulous array of brightly coloured inflorescences and are really worth finding a spot for. They are perennials that go underground for the winter and reapear in the spring, sending forth their large speckled leaves prior to flowering. 

The Lily hybrids known as Asiatic Lilies are also available in a mind boggling array of colours. The bulbs propagate themselves and after a couple of years you will find that the single bulb you once planted has multiplied and you now have a veritable clump of gorgeous blooms that reapear each year.  

Be sure to mark the spot where they reside before they disapear underground each year so that you don’t go and run your spade through them in your desire to ‘fill the gap’ in the winter months.



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Picture of Lilium Snow Queen

Christmas Lily. Glossy green foliage and stems of exquisite, pure white, trumpet blooms with the most exotic of perfumes. Usually in full bloom just around Christmas hence the name. Will grow in full or 1/2 day sun and if happy will multiply and produce more stems each year. Deciduous.

Grow your Christmas Lilies in a container or the garden. As I write my 'Snow Queen' are standing tall with at least 6 buds on each stem, 1 stem when open will be enough to perfume the whole house. A pot of these in bud or flower is the perfect gift for a special gardening friend.


Colour: White
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x multiplies

Lilium Snow Queen Sgl

Current Stock Height: 30/40cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 




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