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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Hardy
    • Perennial
  • Perfect For
    • Scented
  • Flowering Height
    • 100 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 18/20 cm
  • Colour
    • Whites & Creams
    • Pinks & Pastels

Lilium Oriental Sorbonne

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Lily ‘Sorbonne’ is named after the famous Université de Paris – just as the University is a beacon of knowledge, the lily 'Sorbonne' is a beacon of beauty. This Oriental hybrid is celebrated for its elegant, recurved petals, chic pink hue, and bountiful production of blooms. With tall, sturdy stems of up to 100cm, this variety will bring Parisian flair to your borders from July to August. Capitalise on the sensational scent by planting near the most frequented areas of your garden. These elegant blooms also make incredible cut flowers, filling your home fragrance and joie de vivre.

Care Guide

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.

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