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Tree Lily - Do you have any

KiliKili Posts: 858
Hi all, just got an email from Dobies regarding Tree Lilies. Never heard of them before. Look tempting.
My one issue with bulbs is because I have a small garden I tend to dig up my Daff bulbs every year and store them so I can stick in my summer bedding. Are Tree Lily bulbs much larger than Daff bulbs as I have visions of my digging them up and mixing them with my daff bulbs.
I'm moving towards replacing my summer bedding (not completely) with perennials and it would be nice to have Tree lilies ( by the look of them) as a plant and forget at the back of a border.

Do you have any of these do they flower every year or do they only last for a certain number of years like non species tulips ?

Many Thanks

Kili

'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw'

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Good in years one and two , not good year 3 , disappeared fourth winter.  Slugs like them just as much as other lilies.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • RubeeRubee Posts: 7,700
    I love my tree lilies. They are bomb proof . They grow to about six feet tall after a few year .Unlike fidgetbones experience,my lilies  are going strong after many years . I have planted mine in pots ,wonder if that’s why they have lasted so long .
  • SpringBobSpringBob W.BerksPosts: 14
    I got mine about four years ago and as the place I wanted to place them permanently wasn't ready shoved them into 10" pots, one per pot. The bulbs were much larger than daff bulbs.
    They have flowered every year getting bigger and better and this year the perfume was fantastic, they were standing about 6' tall and the flowers were big.
    Like you I intended to place them at the, rear of the border and forget, they are finally going to going into there permanent position this coming spring.
    I'm hoping they'll be even better once in the ground.
    So give them a try Kili !
  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    Many thanks all for your experiences much appreciated.

    I think I'l lgive them a try.

    Regards

    Kili

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,202
    Beware of windy sites. They wouldn't last five minutes in my garden.
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