tenuifolium pumilum Lilies Bulbs

Lilies Species and Species Hybrids tenuifolium pumilum

tenuifolium pumilum

A very attractive bright scarlet flower with recurved ruffled petals and grassy leaves. One of the finest varieties for naturalising.

Height: 50cm / 20"

RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Bulb Size: 10/12

Situation: Semi-shade

Flowering Time: June

Primary Colour: Red

Scented: Yes

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  • Description

First discovered by Peter-Simon Pallas in 1773 and introduced to Western gardeners in the early nineteenth century by the way of the botanical garden in St. Petersburg, Russia, L. tenuifolium pumilum has thin stems with brilliant orange-red to scarlet flowers with reflexed petals. It prefers planting in a well-drained, fairly acidic soil and is happiest in the full sun, at a depth of 20cm and a spacing of 10 to 15cm. once flowering has finished cut off the seedheads to allow as much strength as possible to return to the bulbs for the next season.