African Lady Orienpet Lily Bulbs
African Lady Orienpet lily bulbs are a most fragrant lily! It is prized huge flowers can measure over 10″ across! The vibrant red center and yellow edges making it a most fragrant lily flower. Truly is a standout in fragrant flower arrangements and bouquets. Each strong stem averages five to eight flowers. Creating a dramatic presence. African Lady Orienpet lily bulbs are the best fragrant lilies! Also, good dark foliage. See African Lady at our annual lily festival!
About Orienpet Lilies
Orienpet lily bulbs are crossed between Oriental and Trumpet lilies. Therefore, making them one of the the most fragrant lily flower. As well as bringing desirable traits from both classes. Consequently, providing increased vigor. And disease resistance to an outstanding flower. Orienpet lily bulbs produce huge blooms (from 4 inches to 8 inches across). As well as large-sturdy stems supporting its’ massive blooms. Not to mention, will grow to heights of over 6 feet of their third year. And beyond. Therefore, staking is recommended. Consequently, they will not fall over. Likewise, Orienpet lilies will adapt to most soils very well. However, best grow in morning sun then afternoon shade. Orienpet lilies may take a little extra care. But are worth the effort!
Few fragrant flower plants combine the fragrance, sublime color combinations as lilies. And their emphatic fragrant lily flowers in the garden. Traditional lily classes include Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Aurelian. Also, various species lilies.
Location of Damasco Orienpet Lily Bulbs
Good drainage is crucial with African Lady Orienpet lily bulbs. Choose a location with well-drained soil. Spots having heavy clay or one that remains damp are death for lilies. Clay soils can be amended by adding our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment. But, if the surrounding soil is clay, they act as a sump for excess water. Consequently, African Lady Orienpet lily bulbs will struggle to survive. A bit of slope allows excess rain to drain away. Likewise, other options raised beds. Therefore, using a soil mix that is free draining. Also, potting mix needs 40% pumice.. Fertilize Spring and Fall with our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer. Plant Orienpet lily bulbs 2 ½ times the height of its’ bulb. Similarly, 3-inch lily bulb = 7 inches deep.
Leaving bulbs in the ground grows taller flowers each year. Also, will grow 3 ft. to 4 ft. the first year. And 5 ft. to 6 ft. the second year. Similarly, obtaining an ultimate height of no less than 6 ft. after 3-years! Consequently, allow foliage to die back naturally. So, the bulb can build up energy for next year.
Properly sited, Orienpet lily bulbs will produce bulb-lets. Also, increasing in size over time. Lightly mulch lily plantings before the ground freezes.
Excessive warmth in early spring can delay growth. And a hard freeze with temperatures below 25°. Cover foliage until temperatures return to above freezing.