Lilium formosanum Pricei description
Very large, fragrant cream and ruby flowers in the summer.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, in a container, alpine bed or rock garden.
It can be short-lived and is therefore tricky requiring a well drained soil. Save some seed so it’s not totally lost.
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Common names: Pricei Trumpet Lily, Alpine Formosa Lily.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Although it is hardy it can be short lived. It creates a lot of seed but most, or all, don’t reseed themselves, so you can collect some as an ‘insurance’ and then resow manually in the following year.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 35 cm.
Spread 15 cm.
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