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Indoor potted lilies

tinatina says:

Hello everyone image

I would like to grow lilies indoors in pots. I have done some research and it says to get Asiatic hybrids or something to that effect lol.

Basically I want them to last long, be very fragrant and not to grow too tall and topple over. Also, should they be planted as usual in the autumn or can I force them now?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Ta x

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,198

    Hi tinatina. I think I would wait until Autumn now. You may find some potted lilies in your local garden centre though.

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  • Many thanks Ladybird4 image

    Can you recommend any varieties that are good for indoors at all? Or are all lilies OK indoors?

  • Sorry to keep on about it, but can anyone help with this? Is it even doable - growing lilies indoors? Not having any luck finding info online image I love their smell but don't want to harm the neighbour's cat - and cut flowers just make me feel sad to be honest so I was hoping I could grow them inside.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,198

    Hi again tinatina. As far as I am aware lilies should only be grown outside. You obviously realise that they are poisonous to cats but I have kept cats for over 30 years and grown lilies too without anything bad happening. If we all worried about poisonous plants then none of us would garden. Most of the things we grow are poisonous to us too! How about growing them in containers outside and then bringing them in to enjoy their wonderful scents. This would be best if you had a conservatory so that they get loads of light to prevent them from growing spindly.

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Also, many lilies are a metre or more tall - cats can't reach them anyway.

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