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Lilium mackliniae (IXc/a)
  • RHS AGM

Manipur lily

An upright bulbous perennial to 60cm high, with slim, leafy green stems sometimes tinged with purple. Leaves are dark green and narrowly lance-shaped. In summer, produces pale pink, bell-shaped flowers to 5cm across, with up to eight flowers on each stem

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Chalk
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Liliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Lilium are bulbous perennials with erect stems bearing whorled or spirally arranged leaves and terminal racemes or umbels of bowl-shaped, trumpet-shaped, funnel-shaped or turks cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red

Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

This is a stem-rooting species; plant at a depth of at least three times the height of the bulb. Grow in humus rich, well-drained soils improved with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter, prefers light shade but will tolerate full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by scaling, see bulb propagation for details

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Cut back stems when foliage dies down

Pests

May be susceptible to lily beetle, aphids, slugs, thrips, leatherjackets and wireworms, as well as small mammals such as rabbits and voles

Diseases

May be susceptible to various fungal infections, incuding grey moulds, and virus diseases; see lily diseases for more details

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