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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Best lilys? Reply with quote

I think this topic should be here as I think lilys or lilium are bulbs or are they perennials.
Anyway, I was wondering which liliums grow best in ireland?
I was thinking about buying some tiger lilys ( or should that be tiger lilies). Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Lilies in Ireland? Reply with quote

Tiger lilies will indeed grow in Ireland.
The tiger lily is Lilium tigrinum.
If you are wondering how high it grows, it grows to a height of about 5 ft.
Its flowers are usually dark orange in colour with some flecks of purple.
Blooming is from July to September.
Plant the bulbs in a well drained soil to prevent bulb rot.
Sun and shelter are also essential.
Water in dry weather and remove spent flowers to prevent energy being wasted on seed setting.
Lilies are prone to slug attack, so keep an eye out for the slimy devils.
Good luck with your lilly growing. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes good luck.
Lily care seems very similar to tulip care.

I.E. Plant the bulbs in a well drained soil to prevent bulb rot.
Sun and shelter are also essential.
Water in dry weather and remove spent flowers to prevent energy being wasted on seed setting.

I have lots of tulips, but no lilies.
I will take the plunge shortly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have loads of tulips,daffodils, bluebells and snowdrops but no lilies.
They always seem to remind me of funerals.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:28 am    Post subject: Arum Lillies are invasive Reply with quote

I will be planting more Arum lilies by the stream as they like the boggy wet. They are poisonous to animals, but then are so many other plants. Here's a link to the details of the spread in Australia http://www.sgaonline.org.au/invasive_zantedeschia.html.
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