Asiatic lilies are probably the most common and easily grown type of hybrid lily. They typically bear clusters of wide-flaring flowers atop strong stems. These shorter varieties are ideal for pots, terraces, patios and conservatories.
The lustrous white blooms of lilium ‘Gwen’ will gleam like precious pearls in your garden. Generous, broad blooms are held on short, sturdy stems which are densely covered with glossy leaves. Reaching a petite height of 45cm, this neat variety is ideal for filling containers and edging borders. Upward-facing flowers open early in June and are produced over a long period. This Asian hybrid has a barely discernible scent – an excellent choice for those who usually find the fragrance of lilies overpowering. Captivating with its refined, simple elegance, ‘Gwen’ is a chic and stylish addition to your summer display.
Lilium ‘Happy Love’ Is the cupid of lilies, striking ardour into the hearts of observers with its seductive, velvety blooms. The irresistible burgundy petals have a mahogany-like lustre, with maroon speckled throats. Sizeable, upward-facing flowers are perched on top of compact stems of 45cm – ideal for creating dramatic impact in confined spaces and containers. The rich, wine-red colouring pairs well with other dark, moody hues, and brings depth to brighter palettes. ‘Happy Love’ is equally alluring to bees and butterflies, who will be enticed into your garden by the pollen-laden stamens.
The canary yellow blooms of lily ‘Ilse’ sing of sunshine, bursting with enthusiasm and cheer. The flowers flaunt six broad, golden petals, freckled at the base, surrounding a crown of elongated stamens. Watch as bees and butterflies flutter to feast on the plentiful pollen and nectar. These Asiatic hybrids carry minimal scent – perfect for those who usually find the fragrance of lilies overwhelming. The upward-facing blooms are carried on dark, leafy stems. Reaching a height of 45cm, this petite lily variety will bring joyful exuberance to container displays and gardens where space is at a premium.
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