‘Penghana’ is a beautiful pendant Asiatic Hybrid Lilium from the Tas Townships Group.
It has beautiful rose-plum, recurved flowers overlaid with beige centres and fine mahogany pencil marks. Compact stems of 10+ flowers to 70 cm. with well-spaced pedicels.
‘Penghana’ is usually one of the first Lilies to flower each year. A delightful, smaller Lily.
‘Penghana’ is a Tasmanian Aboriginal word for “River Ford”, and for a suburb of Queenstown ner the Mt. Lyell copper mine.
Bred, & introduced by Neil Jordan, the Tas Township Group are exclusive to Cam Lilies.
Asiatic Hybrid Liliums are one of the easiest Lilies to grow and are generally quite hardy. They prefer a moderately acid soil with good drainage. Plenty of organic matter and a good mulch to retain moisture and provide protection from harsh summer sun. This group generally has no perfume.
Like all Liliums these are deciduous. Consequently they will die back after flowering and re-emerge in spring, completely refreshed. This means that any damage from the past year is past history. Remove old stems when all the green colour has gone. This allows the energy of each plant to be drawn down into the bulb ready for next season.
For more information on how to grow lilies go to Some Simple Steps to Growing great Lilies on the North-West Tasmanian Lilium Society’s website