Lilium Large 6-7" fragrant star-shaped flowers have deep rose-red slightly recurved petals with a narrow white edge band and a profusion of darker red spots. A familiar and choice specimen at late summer farmers’ markets in Maine.
Since lily bulbs are not completely dormant when shipped, do not let them dry out before planting. Plant bulbs 6-8" deep, 6" apart in rich, well-drained slightly acid soil with good humus content.
36–48" tall. Mid to Late Summer blooms, Z3-8, 16-18cm bulbs.
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Plant lilies in light shade, which will prolong summer blooms, or in full sun if mulched to keep the bulbs cool.
Since lily bulbs are not completely dormant when shipped, do not let them dry out before planting them 6–8" deep, 6" apart in rich, well-drained slightly acid soil with good humus content.
Queens of the Perennial Border, excellent as bedding plants or cutflowers, lilies are wonderful either as individual specimens or in solid masses. These true lilies bear their large six-pointed flowers on erect unbranched stems. Outward-facing bowl-shaped or flattish flowers of Oriental lilies tend to be highly fragrant. Tall plants have somewhat heart-shaped leaves. Oriental lily hybrids are derived from East Asian species including L. auratum, L. japonicum and more. Bulbs tend to multiply slowly.
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