The tall stems of Lily ‘Robert Swanson’ are lavished in wine red and white blooms. Each flower is 12cm across with deeply recurved petals. The nectaries are pale green and pronounced. Up to 12 flowers open on a single stem.
Lily ‘Robert Swanson’ is an O.T. hybrid, which means it is a cross between an Oriental and a Christmas or Triumph Lily. So you get the best of both worlds, trumpet shaped blooms with good fragrance.
O.T. Lilies are a cross of Christmas (Trumpet) and Oriental Lilies. O. T. Lilies add glamour and fragrance to the garden. They are also tough, and able to withstand our hot Summers.
Plant O.T. Lilies in a permanent position in the garden, as they establish they will become more floriferous, creating beautiful blocks of colour in the garden.
It is a good idea to ensure you fertilise your O.T. Lilies well for the best blooms. Fertilise when you first see growth, then again as they are fading.
In warmer climates, grow your O.T. Liliums in part shade or morning sun so the flowers last longer. Water to establish and keep moist in active growth for best results.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade