Lilium Lady Alice is a sweetly scented oriental lily. The flowers of Lilium 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 3 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.
Lilies are a very versatile garden plant as 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 15cms deep and 15cms apart. In heavy soils add humus matter and a handful of grit to the hole before planting the bulbs. Lilies like 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. Orien-pets can grow quite tall so may need support in some areas of the garden.
Protect the young shoots from slugs and snails and remember to feed the bulbs with bone-meal or something similar during the flowering period. Lilies are of course popular as cut flowers or can be left to enjoy in the garden.
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Flowering height: 5ft (150cms)
Flowering Period: July to August
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun.
Soil type: All free draining soils, They are also happy in heavier clay, if grit is placed below the growing bulb.
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.