Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Lambley Nursery Lilium Catalogue

Lilium

Modern lilies are really easy to grow as long as their few wants are catered for

  • Lilies are best grown in full sun or light shade. In very hot districts morning sun would be best as then the flowers last longer.
  • Attention to soil preparation is very important as lilies do best in well drained, moist compost rich soil.
  • Lilies should be planted 15cm deep.
  • They should be planted in their permanent spot as more flowers are produced as they become established.
  • Water lightly after planting and don’t let the soil dry out. Add a little fertiliser to the soil surface after planting.

Orientals are the largest and most flamboyantly flowered of all lilies and also the most fragrant. Flowers are produced during January and February on strong, tall multi-flowered stems. A vase will fill a house with their intense fragrance. Orientals are easily grown and are the most heat tolerant of all 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.

These are the pure white trumpet lilies that fill florist’s shops during December. Easily grown, quick to increase and fragrant, they have been vastly improved by Dutch bulb breeders over recent years and we offer two of the best varieties.

Naturally dwarf these mid-November to December flowering lilies are ideal for growing in pots as they only grow 40-50cm tall. They also make exciting front of the border plants. The bulbs have a good bud count and the flower size is in proportion to the plant size. We are very pleased to offer the following selection imported from the best Dutch bulb exporters. All have upward facing small Asiatic flowers, strong stems and healthy glossy green foliage. Most have not been offered in Australia before. 3 bulbs will fill a 20cm pot.

Tango Lilies are a new type of Asiatic lily bred in Holland using Lilium ‘Latvian Promise’ as a parent. Originating in Latvia this upward facing lily’s heart is densely covered with dark speckles and brush strokes. This dark colouring contrasts with the vibrant colour of the flower tips. All Tango lilies have 80-100cm tall stems and are very easy to grow.

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.

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.