Trumpet Lilies
The Lily Giants

Trumpet Lilies, as the name implies, produce flowers that are long and trumpet shaped.

What the name does not tell you is the amazing heights that some of these varieties achieve. The ones at the front of my garden are often over 2 m in height with large flowers that are purple on the outside and nearly white when they open. Their height and abundance are traffic stoppers. They are mid season bloomers; after the Asiatics but before the Orientals.

trumpet Lily

The multiply slowly but surely and a couple of well planted bulbs will be a good sized clump and still thriving ten years later. Can be dug and divided in the autumn but why would you want to. These tall Lilies are not immune to the red Lily bug but do seem to be somewhat less attacked by them than some of the other types.

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