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Other common names
lily 'King Pete'
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 turk's cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red
'King Pete' is a vigorous bulbous perennial with narrow leaves and broad-petalled cream flowers in mid summer, each petal spotted with orange on a yellow zone near the base
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter in full sun with the base of the plant in shade. In a container grow in loam based potting compost such as John Innes No 2 with added grit and leaf mould. Water freely and apply a high potash liquid fertiliser every two weeks. Keep moist in winter
Propagate by seed, sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets after the foliage dies down
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning In autumn, once foliage has yellowed, cut back to ground level
Pests Aphids, lily beetle, slugs, thrips, leatherjackets, rabbits and voles may be a problem
Grey mould and other fungal problems can infect lilies either below or above ground; see also lily diseases
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