Oriental Trumpet Lily- Saltarello (Bulb)

Lilium hybrid

Bulb, Supplied Loose (NOT FOR TAS, WA)

$3.50
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  • Oriental trumpet variety growing to 1.2m
  • Soft apricot/caramel flowers
  • Excellent cut flower
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Description

Oriental Trumpet Lily- Saltarello (Bulb)

Lilium hybrid

NOT FOR TAS, WA

  • Oriental trumpet variety growing to 1.2m
  • Soft apricot/caramel flowers
  • Excellent cut flower

An Oriental trumpet lily with soft apricot/caramel trumpet-shaped flowers facing outwards on strong stems and with a strong fragrance. The long, glossy lance-shaped leaves grow in a spiral arrangement on the stems.

Oriental trumpet lilies combine the best of the fragrance of Oriental lilies with the sturdy growth of trumpet lilies. Flowers bloom on strong 1m stems, making them suited to garden beds and borders as well as containers and cut flowers. The stems produce 4-5 flowers each, increasing to 10+ flowers on mature bulbs. They are easy to grow, reliable performers in the garden that will bloom year after year from October to December. 

Product code: Z-LIL-15

Best Months to Plant
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Cool
Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Arid
Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 10-15cm
Season Winter and early spring
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 20cm
Plant Height 100-120cm
Position Full to part sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 90-120 days

How To Grow

How to Grow Lilies

Family: Liliaceae
Binomial name: Lilium sp.
Life Cycle: perennial

This 'How to Grow' guide details everything a home gardener needs to know to plant, grow and care for Lilies (Lilium sp.).

When to Plant Lilies

Use the table below to identify the best time of year to plant lily bulbs in your climate.

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Cool
Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Arid

Preparation

Lily plants are best grown in full sun or part shade. Choose a location that will receive at least 3 hours of full sun each day. Protection from strong afternoon sun is preferable. If afternoon sun is unavoidable, take extra care with watering to prevent the soil drying out, which can cause wilting.

Lily plants need a well drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter. Prepare soil by weeding it thoroughly, digging it over to loosen it and adding aged animal manure or compost. Keep the area free of weeds until planting.

Lily plants can be grown in containers. If possible choose a variety that’s recommended for container growing. Use a good quality potting mix and make sure your container is large enough for mature plants; a minimum of 20 litres is recommended for lilies. During the growing season, keep in mind that container grown plants may need additional fertiliser to encourage healthy growth.

How to Plant Lily Bulbs

Lily bulbs are fresh (not dormant) and need to be kept moist until they are planted. Plant bulbs as soon as possible after purchasing them. Plant lily bulbs directly into the garden or container in clusters so the stems can support each other as they grow.

  1. Plant individual bulbs 20-40cm apart (7-10cm apart in containers) and 10-15cm deep with the roots at the bottom.
  2. Cover with soil and water in well.
  3. Keep soil moist but not wet until shoots emerge.

How to Grow Lilies

Lily plants may need watering during the growing season. Water when the soil is dry about 5cm below the surface (test this by scratching away a little soil with your finger). Water deeply in the early morning or late afternoon. Avoid watering the leaves of plants to avoid fungal diseases. Learn more about watering here.

To help keep moisture in the soil and keep the lily's roots cool, apply a thick layer of organic mulch such as lucerne or pea straw before summer.

When plants begin to form buds, apply a balanced liquid or slow release fertiliser at the recommended rate to prevent the lower leaves from turning yellow.

Lilies should be ready to harvest in approximately 90-120 days.

Cut flowers when the first buds just begin to open. Cut about halfway down the stem, strip the lower leaves from the stem and plunge it into a bucket of clean water for a few hours before recutting the stem at a 45° angle and transferring it to a vase.

Optional: The anthers can be cut or gently pulled off each flower to stop pollen falling onto the petals and staining tables or fabric.

If plants have been left to bloom in the garden, cut back after flowering, leaving half the stem to provide nutrients to the bulb so it will flower next year.

When plants have finished flowering, top dress with compost or apply a balanced slow release fertiliser at the recommended rate. When foliage has completely died, cut the stem at ground level.

Bulbs can be left in the ground to flower in future years. If the clump becomes overcrowded, lily bulbs can be lifted, divided and replanted in late autumn or early winter.

Common Problems when Growing Lilies

Like all plants, lily is susceptible to some pests, diseases and other problems. Below is a list of the most common problems gardeners encounter when growing lily plants:

  • Aphids
    Aphids are small (2-4mm long) sap-sucking insects that congregate on the new shoots or the undersides of leaves. They can cause leaves to wilt or become discoloured, and also excrete honeydew which can attract ants and other insect pests. To manage aphids, remove them by spraying with a garden hose, apply a soap or alcohol spray, or encourage predatory insects to your garden. Read more about aphids here.
  • Downy Mildew
    Downy mildew is a fungal disease that causes yellow to grey-brown patches on leaves, especially the undersides. Water plants at soil level (not on the leaves), remove and destroy affected leaves and do not overcrowd plants to ensure adequate air flow. If problems persist, spray with a homemade milk spray or fungicide.
  • Slugs and Snails
    Slugs and snails are molluscs that feed on tender leaves and shoots, mostly at night, leaving slimy trails behind them. Control them by removing their hiding places, keeping free range poultry, collecting them by torchlight or by placing traps. Read more about slugs and snails here.

Shipping

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All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 4-7 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

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    VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS, SA, NT WA
Small seed packets ONLY - Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20 $5
Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $6.99
Express Delivery $15.00
     

BULK seed, garden supplies, tools, or accessories -

Parcel Delivery

Capped rate of $6.99

Express Delivery

Starting from $15.00
(Calculated by weight)
     
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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