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Silky Belles Lily

Lilium 'Silky Belles'

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Silky Belles Lily (Lilium 'Silky Belles') at Parkland Garden Centre

Silky Belles Lily flowers

Silky Belles Lily flowers

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Silky Belles Lily (Lilium 'Silky Belles') at Parkland Garden Centre

Silky Belles Lily flowers

Silky Belles Lily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Aurelian-Asiatic Hybrid

Description:

A lovely variety with silky white pendulous blooms; petals are dense and soft becoming more yellow toward the center; a vigorous selection for mass plantings, border or container gardens

Ornamental Features

Silky Belles Lily features bold fragrant nodding white trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats and a purple reverse at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silky Belles Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Silky Belles Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Silky Belles Lily will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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