Tree Lily Bulbs

ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

Hi all, I'm looking to purchase some of these for this year. Can anyone recommend a good supplier? image

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  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    I had some nice ones from JParkers recently

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    I always thought that tree lilies were a marketing trick? They are just larger varieties of lily that takes years to grow large enough to grow tall enough to be 'tree' like?

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    is that so? They are still pretty impressive nonetheless

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    No they are not a marketing trick, they grow huge in their second year, pretty tall in their first year too

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

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     These were mine in their second year about 4' tall

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,623

    I've had them from several of the well know suppliers (some were free) and all grew OK - about 4 foot the first year and 5-6' in subsequent years.  The only issue I've had is that there is more foliage to check for those bl**dy lily beetles!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,275

    Tree Lillies............a bargain from T&M a couple of years ago.  5 foot or so in their second year.  Can't moan about them to be honestimage

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    I bought some a few years back and for about 4ft at most then faded. I think the highly scented smaller varieties (which grow 3ft) are far superior.

    Trees are not 4-5 ft tall, a small shrub is, tree is just a marketing term and most of the suppliers have very select pics of them to temp people into buying in to that marketing.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,601

    I have had the triple offer. The plain yellow ones go from strength to strength, 6 ft tall and stems like broomsticks. The red ones do not seem as strong. The striped one has faded away. I have ordered some of the double ones for this year. My garden needs big punctuation points, the little ones get lost. Everybody commented on the amount of perfume they pump out.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    It's only T&M that refer to them as tree lillies , they are also called Skyscraper lilllies, Goliath Lillies etc depending on the supplier.

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