The first beetle free lily

Lily beetles are a huge problem for growers of Oriental and Asiatic lilies but Thompson & Morgan’s new Lily “Defender” could be about to bring to colour back to our borders.

The fragrant and flamboyant flowers of lilies make them a popular choice for many gardeners but in recent years, the prevalence of the lily beetle across the UK, led to total

New beetle-free lily "Defender"

Only £19.99 for 20 bulbs

devastation of many plants.

Oriental Lily ‘Defender Pink’ is a new, world exclusive introduction for 2012 from Thompson & Morgan which has been shown to be consistently avoided by lily beetle over 2 years of extensive trials.

Thompson & Morgan now have the confidence to call this the most lily beetle tolerant variety they have ever seen.

The pretty, soft pink flowers come complete with the ever popular oriental fragrance that makes lilies superb for creating scented patio containers and cut flower arrangements. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Flowering Period:  July, August

Position:  sun or semi shade

We suspect these lilies are likely to be a sell-out so hurry and get your order in today.

Thompson & Morgan say that further varieties will be added to the “Defender” range in the near future.

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