Oriental Lily big smile, Flowers Bulbs
A truly stunning addition to the garden, Big Smile features huge six-inch tricolor blooms of white accented beautifully with deep purple-red flames and yellow, star-shaped centers. We suggest planting Big Smile where the out-facing flowers can be readily enjoyed by visitors or passersby. The flowers' fragrance adds a sultry touch through the midsummer landscape.
Oriental Lilies are tall, beautiful and highly fragrant making them a must for a summer garden full of color. With beautiful flowers in various shades of pink and white, pure white, gold and white, and crimson, these bulbs produce five to six large blooms per stem with an intense sweet fragrance.
Liliums require a well drained soil; heavy or clay soils are completely unsuitable as the bulbs will run the risk of rotting. Protection from strong winds is recommended as their stems and flowers are easily damaged. Liliums prefers a full sun position and are ideal for growing in pots and containers. For best results always use a potting mix for bulbs and be sure to fertilise on a regualr basis.
Supplied as dormant bulbs.
How your plants arrive
Your plant arrives to you as bulbs. Once planted in spring, they sprout to develop lovely leaves and handsome flower spikes through the summer.
Whether placed in your garden, a planter on the front porch, or a hanging box off the deck railing, these two varieties of perennial lily bulbs eventually bloom to bring lovely , inviting fragrance.
- Planting Facts
- Plant in spring
- Best in hardiness zones 3-9
- Grows in full or partial sun
- Blooms in mid- to late summer
- Grows to up to 36” tall
Oriental lilies are available in a wide variety of plant sizes and bloom colors. They grow from bulbs which should be planted in the spring or fall. The bulbs do not go dormant and should not be stored. Select and prepare the planting site before purchasing the bulbs so they can be planted right away. When planted properly, they will provide bright colorful blooms for weeks every summer with minimal care