Lilium regale Album is a tall and vigorous bulbous perennial with narrow glossy green leaves and racemes of huge, trumpet-shaped white flowers with orange anthers.
Hailing from south west China, this lily has been a garden staple for centuries now. Marvellous as a cut flower, but first remove the pollen-laden stamens to avoid stains.
With a magnificently heady fragrance and splendid height, plant in a prominent position where it will attract the eye as well as the nose. It dislikes heavy soil, so plant into grit if necessary.
Corms per pack: 3
Common Name: White King's Lily, White Regal Lily
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 150cm x 35cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, or well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun
Position: Any, sheltered
Flowering Period: July
Planting: Plant 15–20cm deep, 15–30cm apart
Care: Deadhead promptly. At the end of autumn, cut dead stems back to ground level.
Warning: The RSPCA have reported that all parts of lilies can be fatal to cats, including the flowers, leaves and pollen.