Lilium speciosum var. rubrum 'Uchida'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle)
- Acid - Neutral
- August - September
- 1.2m (4ft)
- speciosum var. rubrum
- Common name
- Red Japanes Lily
- Part Shade
- 8-15cm deep (3-6in), according to bulb size
- Preferably plant to 15cm depth in deep, rich well-drained soil. If you have moist soil plant with plenty of grit or try planting the bulbs on their side to prevent moisture being trapped inside the bulb.
The last lily to flower in my garden, with a nice soft scent, coming back reliably for over 10 years.
Likes a cool root run. Plant in borders or in a pot sunk into the ground which can be lifted out of the wet and cold until the following spring. Plants may be affected by lily beetle, so keep your eyes peeled!