Stunning, open blooms with plenty of colour. The deep pink (not ‘Deep Purple’ as the song title name would imply) softens as it matures, which allows the deeper eye to shine. There is a light smattering of freckles dancing across the petals. Each bloom is around 10cm across. These Sumo Sized Bulbs are ready to bloom.
Why Sumo? Sumo Lilies are the biggest and the best Lilium bulbs on offer. Originally produced for the floristry industry, these XL bulbs have grown so big they actually have too many blooms! While this is not good in bunches, it is great in gardens, allowing you a big number of blooms from the get go and are faster to flower.
All new AOA or Asiatic x Oriental x Asiatic Hybrid Lilies. Their breeding utilises the bold colours and strength of the Asiatic group and the long stems and large flowers of the Orientals. They open just before the Orientals, in around December and are terrific cut flowers, garden or potted plants. They have little to no fragrance.
As well as adding glamour to the garden, Lilies are 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 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 Liliums in part shade or morning sun, so your flowers will last longer.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade