All veg and no flowers makes Stewart a dull boy so I bought myself three each of the lilies you see below and one Dahlia.
I'm blaming Van Diemen's Bulbs for their enticing catalogue.
I've had lilies before but they have gone the way of the Dodo.
Mainly due to my poor prep and care, so this time I'm determined to give them all the care they need and then some.
The following descriptions are from Van Diemen Bulbs web site and catalogue.
|Avandrud - OT Lilium|
Oreintal Trumpet lilies have well and truly delighted gardeners and flower growers alike with their robust characteristics and huge blooms. They are better suited to Australian conditions than Orientals because they require less cooling and will cope with more heat, making them perfect for areas with hot Summers. They are such good growers that they commonly grow very tall, some up to 2m+ after a few years. All OT's are last Summer flowering.
|Souvenir - Pot Oriental Lilium|
Perfect for pots and planting towards the front of the bed. These great plants average half the height of ordinary liliums. Potting lilies are very popular in Europe where they have more limited space. Light up your own courtyard with fabulous colour.
|Bacardi - Oriental Lilium|
These big, bold and fragrant lilies create a real show. Bred for their cut flower properties, you can expect many buds of stunning flowers in the vase or the garden. They are easy to grow and will reappear year after year. Plant in the back of garden beds for height or in large pots. Late Summer flowering.
|Romeo - Dahlia|
An international favourite single. Dark red blooms over dark foliage. Smaller plant.