Lilium ‘Oriental Double Magic Star’ will be the star of any bed or border with its plentiful pink petals, trimmed in white with freckles of deep pink.
This commanding lily can be used in a summer border, containers or pots and can be perfect when cut with its striking star-shaped flowers.
This taller selection of lily produces enormous (12-20cm), pollen free, double flowers with a lighter perhaps more pleasant scent over regular oriental lilies.
They prefer a rich, moist soil on the acidic/ericaceous side, with similar needs to rhododendrons. These bulbs should be planted between March and June. Ideally the bulbs should be planted in a position of sun or partial shade, protected from strong winds, but avoiding dry, hot locations such as along a south facing wall.
Try to plant the bulbs approximately 15cm deep and 30cm apart as they can stretch as far as 90cm tall and 40cm wide when fully developed and settled. It is therefore important to stake these lilies before blooming in order to prevent wind damage. When using these lilies in a pot, aim to plant 3 bulbs per each 10-14″ ‘patio type’ pot using a high quality multi purpose compost such as John Innes No.3.
Oriental lilies will usually flower around July to August.
- Contains: 3 bulbs
- Flower Colour: Light pink/Deep pink/White
- Planting Period: March to June
- Position: Sun or partial shade
- Soil type: Heavy, well drained soil
- Flowering period: July to August
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Plant height: 90cm
- Plant spread: 40cm
- Advisory: All parts of the lily can be fatal to cats