Lilium Oriental hybrids
Plants tend to be tall and the flowers may be quite large (up to 1 foot / 30 cm across). They are very fragrant and tend to be outward facing, bowl shaped with elegant recurving petals. Available in many lovely colors. A single stem will produce 6-8 flowers. They are sturdy and longlasting. Recently on the market are all new double flowering Oriental hybrids that are also pollen free.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
Mid - Late Summer
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
Fall or Spring
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
See 'popular varieties'
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
10 in / 25 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
8 in / 20 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
16-60 in / 40-150 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, beds, perennial gardens, pots and containers and as cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
'Acapulco' (rose-pink), 'Casa Blanca' (white), 'Dizzy' (white & pink), 'Mona Lisa' (soft pink), 'Muscadet' (white & pink), 'Siberia' (white), 'Sorbonne' (soft & dark pink), and 'Stargazer' (dark pink & white).
About the Family
There are well over 100 lilium species. They grow wild all across the Northern Hemisphere and are so varied and complex (and through cross-hybridizing still ever expanding) that it is very difficult to organize and describe them. For your convenience we have focused here on the garden types (usually hybrids) that you will find most commonly commercially available. Lilium Candidum (aka Madonna Lily) is claimed to be the very first flower for cutting purposes. It was cultivated in cloister gardens of the Middle Ages and used for decoration in churches.Read More About the Family