Lilium (Lily) 'African Queen' is an absolutely stunning soft apricot lily with very large 15-20 cm long blooms with a heady fragrance. The petals fade from dusky orange to light apricot on the inside and feature dark garnet accents on their backs. This large lily is very prolific and produces up to 20 blossoms per stem when planted in a sunny, sheltered spot.
Although very large 'African Queen' is suitable for large pots on a patio, it is literally unbeatable as a cut flower both with it's looks and it's scent.
Height 120-180cm. Flowering mid to late Summer.
When planting, each bulb should surrounded with a little sharp sand both under and above the bulb to keep slugs away and to ward off excessive wetness. As most liliums are stem rooting we strongly recommend you plant at 15cm deep. They give a much better display when planted in clumps of3,6 or 12 bulbs, 45cm apart.
Planting time is December to April. Lilium bulbs will greatly appreciate the shelter of low growing shrubs or other plants near their roots. In active growth, apply water freely and it is advised that every two weeks you apply a high potash liquid fertilizer.