‘Crystal Blanca’ Oriental Lily Bulb
Crystal Blanca Oriental Lily is a sister of Casablanca Oriental Lily. She is a bit shorter. And, not with the overpowering fragrance of Casablanca. Very similar in appearance. And fragrance to ‘White Stargazer’. Crystal Blanca Oriental Lily Bulbs are pure white flowers. Coupled with lacy leaf edges. Moreover, producing eight to ten up-facing, pure-white flowers per stem. Soon to be a classic favorite for flower arrangements. Crystal Blanca Oriental Lily will grow 36 inches on strong stems. Therefore, making it perfect for cut flowers. Equally, a stand out in your garden!
About Oriental Lily Bulbs
A cross between the Korean L. speciosum and the Japanese L. auratum, Oriental Lilies have large flowers with reflexed flower petals and a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Prized by garden and floral designers alike, Oriental Lilies are a mainstay of summer perennial gardens and lavish cut flower arrangements. 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 Crystal Blanca Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is most when planting Crystal Blanca 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, Crystal Blanca 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 into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Oriental lilies are available on line from us either Fall or Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Oriental Lily Plant Care
Lilies are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Crystal Blanca 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 Spring and Fall 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.
Oriental lily plant care is straightforward. 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.