The recurved petals have a delicate white border, framing the scarlet to magenta red colouring. The petals are textured with deeper red freckles. This is a strong Lily with good disease resistance.
Lilium ‘Scarlet Delight’ is a hybrid of the Japanese Lily, Uchida. The flowers of Lilium ‘Scarlet Delight’ open from mid summer. Japanese Liles also make good cut flowers with up to 12 flowers on a stem.
Sumo Matisse Oriental Lilies are the biggest and the best Lilium bulbs on offer. The bulbs are huge, which means you can expect plenty of flowers from the get go. Why are they so big? Because they have been grown by the cut flower industry and once they reach a certain size, they actually have too many flowers! This is not so good in bunches but fantastic in the garden.
Sumo Matisse Oriental Lilies are perfect for adding glamour and fragrance to the garden. They are also tough, and able to withstand our hot summers.
Plant your Sumo Matisse Oriental Lilies in a sunny spot, water to establish, then keep them moist in active growth for best blooms.
Ensure you fertilise your Sumo Oriental Lilies well this will make certain of optimum flowers. Fertilise them with an all purpose fertiliser when you first see growth, then again as the flowers are fading.
In warmer climates, if you grow your Sumo Oriental Liliums in part shade or morning sun the flowers last longer.
Gorgeous in the garden, perfect for pots and cut flowers too.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade