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MAPIRA LONGIFLORUM ASIATIC LILY

MAPIRA LONGIFLORUM ASIATIC LILY BULBS DARK BURGUNDY BLOOMS ALMOST BLACK IN THE CENTRE
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MAPIRA  LONGIFLORUM  ASIATIC LILY


 
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LONGIFLORUM ASIATIC LILY

BLOOMS SUMMER
HEIGHT 90-100CM



 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Please Make Sure When Buying These Bulbs That You Don’t Buy Too Small A Bulb Or They Won’t Flower, They Will Only Throw Green Leaves For The First Year And Take 2-3 Years To Flower These Bulbs Are A Flowering Size Bulb. Beware Of The Smaller 10/12 Size

“Mapira” Is A New And Stunning Longiflorum Asiatic Lily. Mapira Has Very Dark Burgundy Blooms, Almost Black In The Centre For Adding Vibrant Colour To Your Borders And Planters. It Blooms July And August. An Extremely Attractive Cultivar “Mapira” Is Slightly Fragranced, Hardy And Will Re-Bloom If Left Undisturbed. The Striking Blooms Which Are Almost Black, Serves As A Good Tool For Contrasts In The Garden.

“Asiatic Lilies” Are Probably The Most Common And Easily Grown Type Of Hybrid Lily. They Typically Bear Clusters Of Wide-Flaring Flowers Atop Strong Stems. The Upright Stems Are Lined With Glossy Green, Narrow Lance-Shaped Leaves. “Asiatic Lilies Mainly Flower In Midsummer And Are Great For Cutting.

Cultivated For Over 5 Thousand Years Lillies Are Undoubtedly One Of The Most Beloved And Treasured Of All Perennial Garden Flowers. They Are Undeniably Beautiful. From When They First Break The Topsoil Lilies Command Attention, The Stems With Their Spirals Of Fresh Clean-Cut Narrow Leaves, Lengthen At An Almost Visible Rate And Are Soon Topped By Prolific Buds That Hint Of The Exotic Blooms To Come. The Splendour Of The Asiatic Species And The Hybrids That Have Developed From Them Are Lush And Prolific. The Flowers Opening Into Wide, Waxen-Petalled Stars, Several Crowning Each Slender Fine-Leaved Stem.

Most Members Of The Asiatic Family Flower In Early Summer And Grow To About 90 Cms. The Blooms Are Staggered At The Heads Of Slender Stems And The Petals Are Curved Back Upon Themselves To Show Off Eye-Catching Stamens.

Lily Bulbs Should Be Planted In Holes Such That The Tops Of The Bulbs Are About 12 Cm Underground. Sprinkle A Small Amount Of Fertilizer Into The Hole Before Placing The Bulbs. Lilies Prefer Full To Partial Sun And Neutral, Well-Drained Humus-Rich Soil. They Are Perfect For Cutting Gardens, Summer Containers And Mixed Borders. If The Lilies Grow More Than 90 Cms, They May Require Staking Although You Will Likely Find The Stems Are Incredibly Strong. As Soon As Buds Form Is The Time To Begin Staking The Plants. Asiatic Lilies Are The First Lilies To Bloom Each Season And The Blooms Are Long Lasting In The Garden And In Bouquets.

They Will Multiply Each Year And Every Few Years Will Require Thinning, So That They Don’t Become Too Crowded. Allow The Plants To Die Off Naturally Rather Than Cutting Them Down After Blooming. This Will Ensure The Bulbs Have Seen A Full Return Of Nutrients From The Plant Before Winter.

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