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Lilium X hybrida

Asiatic Lily

Large tropical looking flowers produced annually

With open, upward facing blooms in a variety of vibrant shades, Asiatic lilies are an excellent way of adding exotic colour to your garden or patio. Several flowers are carried atop each strong stem clothed in bright green leaves. The shining petals are very striking, and the blooms weather-resistant and long lasting. Left undisturbed in the ground these lilies will return year after year to deliver an outstanding display.


Plant in full sun or semi-shade in beds and borders or pots on the patio. An ideal planting partner for herbaceous perennials.


Any well drained fertile soil or quality growing medium. Cut off seed heads after flowering, but leave stems and leaves intact to die down naturally in autumn and winter. Mark the planting position to avoid disturbance. 

Lilies make excellent cut flowers

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Chalk, Clay, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From April to September