Oriental Lily mix, Bulb, Gorgeous flowers with captivating fragrance,Perennial,
The most flamboyant personalities in the world of Lilies are to be found among the Oriental hybrids, with their huge flowers, intense fragrance, and rich colors. If your garden seems dull in late summer, jazz it up with this enticing mixture of late bloomers. Enormous flowers in vibrant shades of white, crimson, and pink appear on straight stems in July and August. The show is breathtaking, the perfume intoxicating—especially as the sun dips below the horizon. In this mix, the stem heights vary from 3′–5′, and the flowers may be bowl-shaped or flat-faced, sometimes with recurved petals. Use these spectacular Lilies to fill spaces in flower borders or indulge yourself and plant a dozen or two in the cutting garden, for they make the most extravagant bouquets. Bulbs are not individually labeled. 24 bulbs cover 24 sq ft.
Lilies are one of the truly great garden plants. Their beauty, diversity, extended season of bloom, exquisite fragrance, graceful stature, and reliable disposition reflect the fruits of hundreds of years of selective breeding. Your garden should not be without them, whether you manage acres of mixed borders or a few pots on a city balcony.
Lilies prefer cool soil, which argues for shade at their feet from low-growing companions such as Ferns, Geraniums, or Hellebores. Plant Lilies in well-drained soil where they will receive 6–8 hours of sun a day. Delicate and graceful Species Lilies carry their flowers on candelebra-shaped stems and are generally more tolerant of shade. When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem. This provides sufficient leaves on the remaining stem to renew the bulb for the coming year.