Lily Lady Alice is a sweetly scented oriental lily. The flowers of Lily Lady Alice are re-flexed and quite stunning, white petals with an intense orange centre. Performs well in containers or borders and for the best results plant in groups of 5 or more. Bred by crossing the oriental types with trumpet lilies, resulting in Orien-pets which are sweetly scented and the flowers will hang pendulous.
Plant indoors: Lilies are very hardy and can withstand the cold so can be planted direct into soils outside in gardens, containers and borders.
Plant Outside: Lilies are a very versatile garden plant and they are ideal when grown in borders or containers around the house and garden. Once planted lilies are best left undisturbed for a number of years. Cultivate soils to a depth of 25cms and plant bulbs 10-15cms deep and 15cms apart. In heavy soils add humus matter and dig in well. Lilies prefer to be grown in well drained soils in the cooler or shadier parts of the garden. Lilies do like to get some sun during the day so very shaded areas are not recommended.
Protect the young shoots from slugs and snails and remember to feed the bulbs with bone-meal or something similar during the flowering period.
In heavy soils add a handful of grit to the hole before planting the lily.
Lilies will benefit from using bulb starter or root grow when planting.
For further growing instructions and information read our Blog article.
Flowering height: Flowering height: 4-5 feet (120-150cms)
Flowering Period: July to August
Soil type: Humus rich soils. Free draining soils that do not get waterlogged.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun.
Bulb spacing: Garden 15cms. Containers so as bulbs do not touch each other
Planting depth: Garden 10-15cms, Containers minimum 10cms
Our Tip: Pests. If Lily beetle is a problem, spray with an appropriate insecticide. Alternatively the orange adults can be picked off and then check the underneath of the leaves for larvae.