- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 90-120 cm
- Bulb Size
- 18/20 cm
- Whites & Creams
- Pinks & Pastels
Lilium Oriental Josephine
Sweetly fragrant Oriental Lily ‘Josephine’ is a popular, tall variety, perfect for enhancing your late summer borders with a lofty swathe of soft pink.
The candy-pink blooms feature a paler middle rib along the centre of each petal and a smattering of rust-orange freckles, matching their dusty anthers.
Ideal for group planting in a large, deep border where they will add elegant drama to a symphony of summer perennials during July and August.
Popular as a cut flower, ‘Josephine’ is long-lasting, scented and useful for large-scale displays and bouquets thanks to long stems and wide, upturned flowerheads.
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.