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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.


Lilien kaufen Türkenbund-Lilie (Lilium martagon)There are a million good reasons to buy lilies. However, the main purpose of this presentation of our most beautiful species is to provide you with the most important information on the choice of varieties and the best methods for growing these sun worshippers.

Madonna Lily

Lilium candidum

Instead of: £6.40 * £3.70 *

Turk's Cap Lily

Lilium martagon

Instead of: £10.40 * £6.40 *

Turk's Cap Lily 'Orange Marmalade'

Lilium martagon 'Orange Marmalade'

Instead of: £3.00 * £1.80 *


More useful information about Lily

Lilies (Lilium) have provided their majestic appearance in flower gardens for many generations. However, the selection of the more than 100 common species of lilies today, which are joined by around 2,000 hybrids, can be a real challenge when looking for the most beautiful flowers for every hobby gardener.

There is hardly a variety that is not beautiful, elegant and a real treasure in the garden, and this, although the majority of Lilium species are surprisingly undemanding, at least in terms of their location or maintenance requirements. Basically, you would like to plant them all, and buy lilies with turban-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in brown, egg yolk yellow, pure white or orange. Finally, the different growth forms of these colourful sun worshipers should be praised. We can find them as dwarfs in cases where there is less space. In a larger area, there are giants among the many Lilium species, which can conjure up a summery ambience in the garden within a few weeks. And finally, you can buy bulbs that look more like proud, playful and colourful or just monochromatic flower perennials for enchanting, beautiful splashes of colour in flower beds and meadows.


Why buying lilies is a matter of trust

Everything that is shown on the outside of the bag, should be what is inside when buying these gorgeous flowers – no dried, unusable bulbs or funny mixtures, but only high-quality flower bulbs for flowering and wonderfully beautiful varieties. Like the Martagon lily or Turk's cap lily (Lilium martagon), for example, which today enjoys extraordinary popularity from China to the Iberian Peninsula and up to Russia. This Lilium variety acquired its high acceptance as a cut flower and breeding plant only in the 20th century, so it is relatively new to the market. If you buy your lilies from us, you are in the fortunate position of being able to choose your favourites from three different Martagon lilies (Lilium martagon); here are two of them:

Martagon lily 'Pink Morning' (Pink Morning): pinkish-coloured and especially showy flowers; long flowering period (June to July); reproduces well in the garden; is about 40 to 60 cm high; a strongly scented perennial; suitable as a cut flower; insect-friendly (bees and butterflies);

Martagon lily 'Orange Marmalade' (Lilium martagon 'Orange Marmalade'): dense flowering, striking orange inflorescences; very delicate, turban-shaped flowers; long flowering period (June to July); In this country still quite rare variety, which grows to 90 cm in height;

If you prefer it all in white – the epitome of purity – we have one of the biggest representatives of the group, Lilium candidum, as a tip for your purchase: you will be envied for this beautiful Madonna lily, which grows up to 150 cm high. The main characteristics of the admirable perennial are the following: upright and strong growth (between 100 and 180 cm high); fragrant and horizontal trumpet flowers growing in short bunches; lanceolate, irregularly distributed leaves in light green; the flowering time is between June and July and the plant is extremely hardy down to -15°C.


Lilien kaufen Madonnen-Lilie (Lilium candidum)Concerning the location, it is important to know this: different varieties do not all like the same soil condition at their location in the garden. The more than 100 species of these flowering perennials grow across our entire globe and they are widespread in many countries and therefore also found in different locations, climates and soil conditions. When you buy our lilies, you get planting material that is completely tolerant to the prevailing environmental conditions, similar to what is the case with the local garden plants. As a rule, almost every lily thrives when planted in a well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic, but nutrient-rich garden soil. The flowers of the Lilium plants love a sunny environment, while the root area much prefers to be in the shade. Ideal is an airy-loose soil, which does not over-compact after a long time and does not dry out too quickly. It is best to plant the bulbs deep into the soil, whereby the soil should be loosened as finely as possible and enriched with an abundant amount of humus. The effort to thoroughly prepare all of the plant sites for this wonderful plant is well worth the sight of perfectly growing and developing flower bulbs. Heavy soils should only be planted after, for example, sharp river gravel has been mixed in with the garden soil. This substantially improves the rooting of the plants and the drainage into the autumn months.

When and how to plant the flower bulbs in the soil

With the exception of the Madonna lily, whose flower bulbs are planted only two to three centimetres below the surface, other varieties need about a ten to twelve inches deep planting hole with a diameter of about six centimetres. Between each bulb there should be a distance of 15 - 20 cm. Between several groups there should be about 80 and 120 centimetres. The planting time of the bulbs is ideally in autumn (October or November at the latest), so you can already enjoy fragrant and lush flowers in the following late spring. However, if the new lily bed is laid out in the spring, most lilies will start blooming for the first time in the summer of the following year.

After successful planting, the bulbs should preferably be covered with a layer of high-quality and humus-rich potting soil, which is about three fingers thick. With this protective layer, the growing stem roots are supplied with vital nutrients and the lily bulb itself is protected against possible overheating of the soil. The location of the growing perennials must be kept moderately moist after planting. Strongly proliferating plants, as well as tall weeds, must be removed at regular intervals. This is particularly important: use only undamaged, solid flower bulbs for planting that have neither dried inside nor suffered from too moist storage. The plants develop best if you buy fresh lilies, planting the bulbs into the soil in a timely manner, without having to store them for a long time.


The root area wants to be protected from possible dehydration during the first year of standing, but it should still be watered sparingly. Especially if there is a competition for nutrients amongst other plants in the immediate vicinity of the lilies, this deficit can be compensated by specific applications of a suitable liquid fertiliser (March to April). Generally, however, fertilisation of all species in the garden should take place at the earliest starting in the second year. It is also recommended that any cuttings from the lawn should be distributed as a mulch layer over the lilies. The root area around the bulbs remains cool and moist in this way, which also has a beneficial effect on the rooting of the plants. Faded plant parts can be cut off, thereby preventing the formation of plant seeds, which cost the flowers much of their strength. Cutting the stems should only begin when they are completely dry.

How to propagate

The easiest way to increase your collection of beautiful, colourful lilies is to buy new ones on a regular basis because even if the garden is already well-filled, there is always still an empty flower pot in which to plant a few bulbs. However, the most common type of propagation is more cost-effective, if the now grown plants are dug up every three to four years. Usually, you can find new bulbs around the old bulbs, which can be broken off carefully. Until they can be planted outside, these young bulbs are best placed in a not too dry substrate mixture.

The extraction of seeds is unfortunately not possible with all types of flowers. However, if you do not want to buy more, it is worth trying to break off the seed pods on the stems after flowering. The delicate seed balls should then be dried immediately and sown in a pot on a windowsill starting in February. However, the obtained offspring may show some blooming laziness under certain circumstances, and probably this method of propagation will require a little more patience.

From the ancestors of the lily to their distribution today

The genus of Lilium plants is one of the oldest crops of humanity, sometimes it is even courted as the 'Queen of Flowers'. Among the professional florists, who learn during their training that these flowers have already existed on Earth for twelve million years according to archaeological findings, lilies are among the most demanded cut flowers that we find in this country. According to tradition, the first Lilium species appeared in the area around the Himalayas before settling down on all continents of the northern hemisphere. As a colourful and long-lasting ornamental plant, it is still valued today in many cultures in the world and in some countries it also has strong religious symbolism. China is considered to be the main distribution area in the present, while the various species of lilies in North America, Europe and the Caucasus have produced a particularly large amount of varieties. In many Asian countries, buying lilies is still part of the weekly ritual, as the flowers are part of family life as medicinal plants and food.

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