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‘Red Velvet’ is a beautiful pendant Asiatic Hybrid Lilium of excellent colour and form.
It has bright red, recurved flowers, on an excellent pyrimidal, well-spaced stem.
‘Red Velvet’ was an American introduction from the famous Stone & Payne team in 1964. It is still one of the best ever of its type and an excellent addition to any garden.
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