Ciara Double Oriental Lily
Rose lily or double blooming Ciara is a beautifully scented, pollen-free Double Oriental Lily. This superb lily will grow tall (see Fact Card), and it will produce magnificent dark pink with red centers towards the petal with a slight white or cream tip. Ciara has double blooms of up to four inches in diameter. Long lasting and will flower a little later than other lilies, typically towards the end of July.
If you like Oriental lilies, our spectacular Rose lily series of double Orientals from the Lilyflowerstore may soon become your new favorite type of Oriental lily. This new series features double flowering cultivars, which are pollen free and have a light, pleasant fragrance. That’s right, no more pollen on clothing after handling the flowers, and the strong overbearing aroma of most Orientals has been reduced to a lighter, delightful scent. Additionally, the individual flowers last longer than most Oriental lilies, whether in the garden or in a bouquets.
Although referred to as double Orientals, the Rose lily cultivars are selected to have at least 18 flower petals, which is 12 more petals than cultivars with single flowers; this truly distinguishes the Rose lily series from other double Orientals on the market. The series name Rose lily reflects the rose-like appearance of the open flowers.
In the landscape they are best grown in locations with morning full sun and afternoon shade in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10. The Roselily cultivars grow 24 to 30 inches tall. With its impressive pollen-free double flowers and light fragrance, the Roselily series is sure to attract attention and would make a great addition to most perennial gardens.
The Roselily series is suitable for growing in 2-gallon containers or larger, in raised beds, and in the landscape or garden. Oriental lilies perform best when they are grown in moist, well-drained growing mixes. The number of bulbs to plant into each pot varies with the container size.