Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
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Lambley Nursery Lilium Catalogue

Lilium

Our Sparkling New Lilium List is Due in late May 2020

Last summer whilst inspecting the fields of the Lilium bulb importer from whom we source our lily bulbs I was stunned by the beauty of these new fully double flowered lilies. Lotus lilies have been bred by the world’s leading Lilium breeders, the Dutch company Vletter den Haan. Lotus Lily flowers arranged on strong 90cm tall stems are much better formed and the plant is more vigorous than older doubles. The petals of Lotus Lilies take up to three weeks to unfurl making them marvellous for the vase as well as the garden. Read more about New Lotus Double Oriental Lilies

OT lilies are also known as Orienpet or Oriental x Trumpet Lilies. They are hybrids between the huge flowered Oriental Lilies and the Christmas Lily, Lilium longiflorum. Both parents are fragrant.
OT Lilies are tough and have great disease tolerance. They have become one of the most popular of all commercial cut flowers. Picked as the first bud starts to unfurl they will last a fortnight in a vase. Read more about OT (Oriental x Trumpet) Lilies

These shorter growing beautiful lilies are the most outstanding choice for cut-flowers. They have little to no fragrance so are perfect for those with a sensitivity to strong smells. Their upright flowers appear around Christmas time. Read more about Asiatic Group

Tango Lilies are a whole new breed of lilies from Holland. They are like Asiatic Hybrids blooming in early summer on strong stems but they are very different to the old Asiatic Hybrids we know. Tango Lilies have such a dense spattering of spots that they form a near solid contrast colour on the lower part of the petals. Many on the Lambley staff think that Tango Lilies are the most beautiful of all lilies. Tango Lilies are excellent in flower arrangements as well as a gorgeous addition to the garden and patio pots. All will carry up to 10 or even more unscented flowers per stem. Most varieties will begin to flower during December and will make a bright cheering element in Christmas flower arrangements. Read more about Tango Lilies

The old orange Tiger Lilies have been a mainstay of Australian gardens since goodness knows when as they are so tough and obliging. These new selections are just as tough but come in exciting new colours. Read more about Tiger Lilies

AOA lilies are hybrids between Oriental and Asiatic lilies back crossed with another Asiatic. Whilst the initial intent was to breed commercial cut flower types the outward facing flowers and long pedicels of AOA lilies made them unsuitable. These characteristics however made them desirable garden plants. Home gardeners can of course use them in flower arrangements. Lightly fragrant they have a long blooming period beginning in December. AOA lilies have flowers as large as Oriental lilies but with the vigour and performance of an Asiatic. Read more about AOA Lilies Asiatic x (Oriental x Asiatic)

These are a fairly new strain of Lilium hybrids and are a cross between the L. longiflorum forms and the Asiatic hybrids hence the LA. Easily grown with larger, longer lasting flowers than the Asiatics, they make superb cut flowers and good garden plants. All the varieties below are self-supporting and flower during late spring and summer. Plant the bulbs 12cm below the soil in a sunny fertile spot. The following varieties are from healthy stock and are a good size too. Read more about Lilium LA Hybrids