Ciara Double Rose Oriental Lily Bulbs
Ciara Double Rose Oriental lily bulbs is a prolific bloomer WITH NO POLLEN! Along with luscious blooms, multiple rows of heavily ruffled petals. Its’ sweetheart dark to light red petals are spotted with magenta dots. Her incredible lush blooms make stunning bouquets. Ciara is part of the Oriental Rose series of lilies. They have been bred for upward-facing flowers and to be POLLEN FREE with a lovely, soft fragrance. See Ciara live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
About Double Rose Oriental Lily
Rose lilies are an Oriental cultivar. Their unique flowers have an ability to bring people together. As well as spark conversation. As a matter of fact, Rose Lily flowers anywhere will spark conversation. Likewise, in the office at work, growing in your garden. Or, in bouquet at a dinner party.
The blooms of the rose lilies are larger and fuller than any other lilies. Also, with double and triple petals. In addition, appearing as though there are two or three lilies. Stacked together. Double or Rose lily stems can measure over 28 inches. Furthermore, giving them a remarkable, majestic appearance. As a matter of fact, the rose lily lasts up to 12 or more days. And the buds open progressively over a few days. Rose lily flowers are a series of multi-layered petals.
Double Rose Oriental lily bulbs produce a great fragrant lily flower plant! Equally, when Rose Lilies are fully open, they resemble a traditional rose. Additionally, boasting the exceptional attributes of a lily. Rose Lilies do not have a heavy or overpowering scent. First of all, they possess a light fragrance. Which doesn’t trigger sensitive noses. Second, they produce no pollen. Also, great news for allergy-sufferers. And, no pollen = no stains. Third, behold their beauty! They are an incredible fragrant lily flower plant, as well as breathtaking!
How the Rose Lily Developed
Discovered, developed, and perfected by De Looff Lily Innovation in the early 2000’s. Commercial production of these exceptional flowers didn’t start until 2011. As a matter of fact, Rose Lily blooms were created by accident! Originating in Holland in the mid-1990s. There was a sort of mutation or virus, during pollination. Therefore, creating more lily petals. However, the marvelous bloom was discovered. Then the genetic code was saved. As a result, continuing to be bred. So, after about three years, the rose lily came to be.
Growing Ciara Double Rose Lily Bulbs
Ciara Double Rose Lily Bulbs are not any different than growing traditional Oriental Lilies. However, site selection is important when planting a double Rose lily bulb. Choose locations that are in full sun mornings. Then afternoon shade. Likewise, all Double Rose 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, Ciara Double Rose lily bulbs cannot tolerate boggy soil. As a matter of fact, planting areas should be tested for drainage. Again, amended prior to planting.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Ciara Double Rose lily bulbs are available on line. Fall or Spring. Plant in spring where areas have sustained freezes. Also, plant Double Rose Lily bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Double Rose lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Caring for Ciara Double Rose Lily Bulbs
Ciara Double Rose Lily Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once the lily bulbs begin to grow and bloom, keep 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 Double Rose lily bulbs twice annually, Spring and Fall. Most importantly, use our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer. 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.
Double Rose lily plant care is just like traditional Orientals. 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.