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Lilium 'Elegant Lady' (Lily 'Elegant Lady')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
1.2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Lilium 'Elegant Lady'

Other names: Lily 'Elegant Lady', Easter lily 'Elegant Lady', Lilium longiflorum 'Elegant Lady'

Genus: Lilium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Elegant Lady' _ 'Elegant Lady' is a bulbous perennial with an upright, single, straight stem bearing dark green, spirally-arranged, lance-shaped leaves and, in summer, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, pale pink flowers with darker pink centres.


Lilium 'Elegant Lady' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-pink, Pink in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Grey mould

General care

Pruning: Remove faded flowers, but do not cut back the stems before Autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Lilium 'Elegant Lady' (Lily 'Elegant Lady') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil, enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter. After planting cover wtih peat free compost to retain moisture. Dislikes dry hot postions.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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