'African Queen' lilies are very large, trumpet-shaped flowers on tall stems above green, lance-like leaves. Its true apricot-melon color remain nearly colorfast and sturdy, even in searing heat. It's one of the most fragrant varieties! Flowers appear in large racemes atop thick, rigid, leafy stems. Long-lasting fresh cut flower.
This is a hardy perennial that will multiply year after year when planted in the garden. As soon as the bloom has faded, remove it so seeds do not form. Do not remove too much stem and foliage with the blossom as these are needed to build for the next year’s growth.
Ideal for planting in the perennial garden, in containers or for cut flowers. These lilies are simply stunning in mass and are a great accent plant individually. They are of sturdy habit and do not require any support. Ideal for very exposed gardens
Flower: Apricot-Melon Trumpet • Foliage: Green • Bloomtime: July
Exposure: Full Sun • Height: 5-6' • Spacing: 8"
When to Plant Outdoors: Plant in spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.
Easy to grow
1. Dig a hole 6" deep.
2. Place bulb in hole, pointed side up.
3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly.
Planting instructions: Plant in late spring 6" deep in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Supply moisture and ample organic material through the growing season and mulch to keep roots cool & moist. Allow stems to die back naturally in the fall. Divide every 3-4 years.
Potted plants may be planted any time from spring to fall. Plant in groups of three for best display and space 12" apart. Bulbs need good moisture year-round. Do not allow soil to dry out. Remove flowers as they fade to prevent seed from setting. After bloom, cut plants back only after leaves and stems turn yellow.