- Flowering Time
- RHS Recommended
- Award of Garden Merit
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 120 cm
- Bulb Size
- 22/+ cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Lilium Trumpet African Queen
Fabulous for adding height and colour to your garden, trumpet-shaped lily ‘African Queen’ bears a profusion of large, bold orange blooms during late summer.
Buds and outer petals appear in burnished, earthy–bronze tones which complement the rich orange hue of the spectacular flowers at all stages of opening.
Plant these tall and majestic lilies where you will enjoy their sweet scent as it wafts through your garden on warmer days.
Worthy winner of a prestigious award of garden merit from the RHS, ‘African Queen’ seems to improve year after year in the garden.
To cultivate lilies, choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil, digging a hole 15cm deep. Plant the bulbs 15-23cm apart, ensuring they sit 15cm below the soil surface. Water the surrounding soil well, maintaining soil moisture until growth emerges. Young shoots may be susceptible to slug damage, so use wildlife-friendly methods such as a top layer of sand to protect emerging growth. Most Lilies can also be grown in pots – ensure containers are deep and have large drainage holes in the base. As the majestic stems ascend, they will reach heights of 45-150cm, depending on variety. Support taller cultivars with stakes as they grow. Use dilute, balanced liquid plant feed every two weeks during the summer. Spray as soon as you notice the bright red lily beetle or their larvae.