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Lilium 'Grand Cru' (Ia/b)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Red and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

lily 'Grand Cru'

Family

Liliaceae


Lilium are bulbous perennials with erect stems bearing whorled or spirally arranged leaves and terminal racemes or umbels of bowl-shaped, trumpet-shaped, funnel-shaped or turk's cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red

'Grand Cru' is an upright bulbous perennial with leafy stems bearing upward-facing, wide-open bright yellow flowers up to 15cm wide in mid summer, each petal with a deep red stain at the base

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets after the foliage dies down

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Patio/Container Plants or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get lily beetle, aphids and slugs; plants in pots can get vine weevil

Diseases

Grey moulds and a virus may cause problems. See lily diseases