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Golden Belles Lily flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Group/Class: Aurelian-Asiatic Hybrid
A vigorous and hardy hybrid of the Belles series with lovely butter yellow blooms that progress to deeper golden yellow towards the throat, burgundy freckles and rich purple reverses; great choice for colder areas, shows some disease resistance
Golden Belles Lily features bold fragrant nodding buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with gold overtones and a purple reverse at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Golden 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;
Golden Belles Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Golden Belles Lily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, 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. 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.