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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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aka Lily

The deepest, darkest, wine coloured blooms of this deliciously, decadent lily appear from early summer. The flowers are upward facing and decorate the strong stems. I consider this Lily a must have. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Deciduous.

'Black Out' can also be grown in a container and will tolerate 1/2 day sun. Will quickly multiply to create more flowering stems each year.


Flower Colour: Red
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): Spreading

Lilium Asiatic Black Out

Current Stock Height: 50/70 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 


Picture of Lilium Snow Queen

aka Christmas Lily

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. Full sun to part of shade. 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.


Flower Colour: White
Habit: Clump Forming
Mature Size (HxW): 80cm x multiplies

Lilium Snow Queen Triple

Current Stock Height: 90/100 cm  ? 

Container: 4.5l  ? 




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