Lilium Manissa *SUMO BULBS*
Absolutely gigantic sized lemon flowers on tall, strong stems! Brilliantly suited to the Australian climate, simply won't disappoint.
These bulbs on offer in our SUPER SUMO section are massive. All are from our 2 year production, and will make a superb display of large flowers on tall, strong stems! Bulbs this size are rarely offered.
- HEIGHT: 200-250cm
- WIDTH: 25cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bulbs
- DIVISION: Oriental x Trumpet Lilium
- PLANT DEPTH: 5cm
- PLANT SPACING: 10cm cut flower, 15cm garden.
- PLANTING WINDOW: June - September
- FLOWERING TIME: December - January
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW, WA, QLD ex Tropics.
- CUT FLOWER: Yes
- FRAGRANCE SCALE: 10/10
Height is based on a 2yr old bulb having been left undisturbed.
An exciting new class of Lilium, Oriental x trumpet Lilies are highly suited to the Australian climate. Their large blooms carry the perfume of the Oriental Lily, with the strong growth habit of the Trumpet Lily.
In general the Lilium family is very hardy. Easy to grow Liliums perform best in a full sun or part shade position, with well drained soil.
Prepare a hole to a depth of 25cm, making the soil loose and friable. Plant the bulbs with the root system downwards allowing for approximately 5cm of soil to cover.
Liliums have a dual feeding system. One root system establishes to the flower stem, feeding the current seasons flower. The second system comes from the bulbs basal plate, and feeds the bulb directly, assisting to make next years flowers. Liliums can be fed at planting, and repeat fed through out their growing season. We use Drewitts Bulbs Custom Bulb Fertiliser for exceptional results.
If you intend on picking the blooms, leave at least 1/3 of the stem length on the bulb to ensure the bulb maintains its size to produce next seasons flower.