Casablanca Oriental Lily Bulbs
Casablanca Fragrant Oriental lily bulbs are pure white flowers with lacy leaf edges. Also, this magnificent lily illuminates the garden. Producing up to eight pure-white flowers per stem. Casablanca is intensely fragrant. Not to mention, a classic favorite for fragrant flower arrangements. Equally grows to over 40 inches. So, it’s perfect for cut flowers. Truly a stand out in your garden! See Cassablanca live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
About Oriental Lily Bulbs
Crossed between the East Asian species of plants in the lilium family. L. speciosum and the Japanese L. auratum. They are native to southern Japan and southern China, where it can be found at elevations of 2,000–3,000 ft. Sometimes called the Japanese lily and the Mountain Lily. Likewise, there are other hybridized species with this common name. Oriental Lilies have large flowers. Also, with reflexed flower petals and a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Prized by garden and floral designers. Moreover, Oriental Lilies are a mainstay of summer perennial gardens. And lavish cut flower arrangements. However, a bit more temperamental than Orienpet and Trumpet Lilies. So, oriental lily bulbs, in some regions, might take a bit more care.
Orientals are the most popular forms of true lilies. Oriental lily bulbs start to appear late July. Then, blooming through August. They are easy to grow with thick, rigid stems. Together with large dark green leaves. And large showy flowers. Orientals also thrive in cooler regions and can tolerate less than ideal soil conditions.
Location of Casablanca Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important when planting Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs. Choose locations that are in full sun mornings. Then afternoon shade. Likewise, all lily bulbs grow best in soil ph of 6.2 to 6.5. Therefore, it’s a good idea to test your soil ph before planting. Amend as needed. However, neutral (7.0) is OK. Moreover, Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs cannot tolerate boggy soil. As a matter of fact, planting areas should be tested for drainage. Again, amended prior to planting the oriental lily bulbs.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs are available on line from us Fall or Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant Oriental lily bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Casablanca Oriental Lily Bulbs Care
Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Casablanca Oriental lily bulbs begin to grow and bloom, keep them moderately moist. When blooms are spent, deadhead. Then, allow most of the foliage to remain. In addition, cut off stalks as yellowing begins. This will help fuel the bulb for the next year’s bloom. Fertilize bulbs twice annually. Most importantly, use our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Food. Once every 3 or so years, dig up the clusters of bulbs. Then divide. Therefore, increasing plants. And enhancing flowers. Equally important, if blooms get large or begin to flop over, stake them until flowers are spent.
Oriental lily bulbs and plant care is easy. However, if a hard winter is expected, it might be best to dig up your bulbs. And store them indoors, replanting in Spring. Or, cover with a thick layer of mulch.
Few fragrant flower plants combine the fragrance, sublime color as lilies. And emphatic fragrant lily flowers in the garden. Therefore, making them one of the most fragrant flower plant of all!