- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 120 cm
- Bulb Size
- 18/20 cm
- Whites & Creams
- Reds & Burgundy
Lilium Turkish Cap Speciosum Uchida
Late-flowering lily ‘Speciosum Uchida’ is an exceptionally fine cultivar, which has stood the test of time, gracing gardens since the 1800’s with its long-lasting, elegant flowers.
Extremely floriferous, this lily bears tall stems of numerous rose-crimson blooms, featuring white petal edges and polka-dotted surface. A cluster of lime green stamens projects from the centre of the exotic-looking flowers, holding dark, velvety anthers.
A showy, scented Turk’s cap lily, ideal for cutting, and for growing in large feature pots and mixed garden borders.
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.