Oriental Double Rose Elena Lily Bulbs
Elena fragrant Double Rose Lily Bulbs are a dark pink to red pollen free Oriental lilies. Also, a hint of white around the edges of her flower. Elena Double Oriental lily bulbs flower are sweetly scented. Fabulous for cut flower arrangements and bouquets. See Elena live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
About Rose Lilies
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 incredible, 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 Elena Double Rose Lily Bulbs
Double Rose Elena lily bulbs are not any different than growing traditional Oriental Lilies. However, site selection is important when planting a Rose lily. Choose locations that are in full sun mornings. Then afternoon shade. Likewise, all Elena 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, Elena 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 the Elena Double Rose lily bulbs.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment. into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Elena Double Rose lily bulbs are available on line for Spring ordering here. Plant when hard freeze have passed. Also, plant Rose Lily bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Elena Double Rose lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Caring for Elena Double Rose Lily Bulbs
One of the easiest plants to care for. Once her 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 twice annually. Most importantly, use our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer, Spring and Fall. 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.