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Lilium 'Netty's Pride' (Ia/b-c)

lily 'Netty's Pride'

'Netty's Pride' is a bulbous perennial that produces upward-facing flowers of dark crimson-purple, broadly edged or banded in white, borne on sturdy upright stems up to 100cm high, during summer

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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
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple White Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
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

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Division Ia lilies are early flowering Asiatic hybrids with alternate leaves and upright funnel-shaped flowers

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows in well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter; ideal in pots, see growing lilies in containers for further information

Propagation

Propagate by separating offsets after the foliage dies down

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Remove seedheads unless required and cut down stems once foliage dies down

Pests

May be affected by lily beetle, aphids and slugs; plants in pots are vulnerable to vine weevil

Diseases

Grey moulds and a virus may cause problems. See lily diseases

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