|How to grow Lily 'Conca D'Or'|
Lilium Conca D'Or (meaning golden basin) is an spectacular hybrid of Oriental and Trumpet Lilies, and noted for its tall height, stunning blooms and sturdy garden performance. It was hybridised in Rijnsburg, the Netherlands in October, 1995, and in 2011 was voted into the North American Lily Society 'Hall of Fame'.
|Lilium Conca D'Or bulb|
The sweetly-fragrant blooms appear from late July to early August from enormous, fat buds approximately 15 cm in length. The resulting flowers are out-to-up facing, bright lemon with paler petal tips. The waxy petals are surprisingly thick, enabling the blooms to last longer than other hybrids. Each bloom can be up to approximately 35 cm long.
Lilium Conca D'Or is ideally planted in the spring, approximately 3 x the depth (6 inches deep) of the bulb, as soon as the bulbs become available. The bulbs are delicate and prone to bruising so handle as little, and as carefully, as you can.
|Lilium Conca D'Or|
When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem. This provides sufficient leaves on the remaining stem to renew the bulb for the coming year.
In group plantings, space 30 cm apart.
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