A fabulous lily with bold colour from bud to bloom. The fragrant flowers are huge, growing up to 30cm across. Once established, five or more flowers open on the strong stems. It will grow around a metre in the first year and onwards and upwards from there.
It is easy to create an indulgent display of colour with Oriental Liliums. They are gorgeous in the garden and perfect for cut flowers too. Their heady fragrance permeates the summer garden with its sophisticated notes.
As well as adding glamour and fragrance to the garden, Oriental Lilies are also tough, and able to withstand our hot summers. They are best planted in a permanent position where, as they establish will become more floriferous.
It is a good idea to fertilise your Oriental Lilies, they are hungry bulbs and this will help to give you the best blooms. Adding an organic fertiliser when you first see growth, then again as they are fading is ideal. If you are growing your Lilies in pots, fertiliser is even more important and in this case a slow release pellet such as Thrive or a regular application of liquid fertiliser is best. Water to establish, and keep moist in active growth for best results.
In warmer climates, it is a good idea to grow your Oriental Liliums in part shade or morning sun, so your flowers will last longer.
Supplied as: Bulb
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade