- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 100 cm
- Bulb Size
- 18/20 cm
- Whites & Creams
Lotus Lilies Beauty
A new and deliciously scented, double Oriental lily - ‘Lotus Beauty’ produces undulating white petals, edged and flecked in burgundy which are formed in layers, resembling a lotus flower.
Flowering between June and July, the ruffled blooms are perfect for adding elegant drama at the back of summer borders.
Grows best in full sun or part shade, in rich well-drained soil. Surrounded by lush greens from hardy perennials such as Hosta, Euphorbia and Alchemilla mollis which provide wonderful, supporting foliage – lilies dazzle in the border.
Tall stems and large, fragranced, long-lasting flowers make ‘Lotus Beauty’ an excellent variety for cutting.
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.