- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: half hardy (will need protection from frost in winter)
The bicoloured flowers of this new African lily really make it stand out from the crowd. They are good-sized trumpets, which open from white buds, with rich blue bases and white flaring petal tips. Forming in generous clusters on top of the upright stems above strappy foliage, these really put on a great show in mid- to late summer.
- Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring until flowering. Towards the end of September ease back onthe watering and feedingof plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. In cold areas, protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry mulch to protect them from hard frosts, or grow in a pot so they can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. Divide plants in spring. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but remember you will often get more flowers when the roots are constricted.