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.
About Orienpet Lilies
Orienpet lily bulbs are crossed between Oriental and Trumpet lilies. Therefore, making them extremely fragrant. 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 8 inches to 10 inches across). As well as large-sturdy stems supporting its’ massive blooms. Not to mention, they can grow to heights of over 6 feet of their third year on. Therefore, staking is recommended. Consequently, they will not fall over. Likewise, Orienpets will adapt to most soils very well. However, best grow in morning sun then afternoon shade. Oriental 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 emphatic fragrant lily flowers in the garden. Therefore, making them one of the most fragrant lily flower plant of all!
Location of African Lady Orienpet Lily Bulbs
The critical factor with African Lady Orienpet lily bulbs (and other bulbs) is providing good drainage. 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 potting mix. But, if the surrounding soil is clay, planting spots act as a sump for excess water. Consequently, African lady lily bulbs will struggle to survive. Spots with a bit of slope allows excess rain to drain away. Likewise, another option is to provide raised beds. Therefore, allowing for a soil mix that is free draining. As well as rich in well seasoned organic matter. Also, potting mix needs 40% pumus or peralite. Plant lilies at 2 ½ times the height of its’ bulb. Similarly, a 3-inch lily bulb should be planted 7 inches deep.
Leaving African Lady Orienpet lily 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, African Lady 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.