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Deep Rose Lily


By Hoya105

Deep Rose Lily

The first flower opens on our huge pot of asiatic lillies. My husband is great at tracking down and despatching the pesky lily beetle, which then means we get a terrific display from our lillies - now in a 2ft wide terracotta pot. It really is worth keeping them under cover till almost flowering as they get a rain-borne problem else.

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What a gorgeous colour, what kind of soil do you need to grow these, Hoya ?

14 Jun, 2010


We just plant them in a mix of general purpose compost and sterilised loam - about 50:50. But we do feed them lots!!! Nitrogen feed in april as they start to grow, then high flower feed until they've stopped flowering.

15 Jun, 2010


Forgot to say - we plant them in pots as it's easier to protect them from rain-borne fungal disease - when they finish we can move them and replace with something else that's blooming!

15 Jun, 2010


Are they prone to that then ?

16 Jun, 2010


Yes - it's a rain-borne fungal disease that gives them unsightly spots on the leaves.

18 Jun, 2010


Lovely large pot of Lillies Hoya.

21 Jun, 2010

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