Entertainer Dwarf Orienpet Lily Bulb
Entertainer Orienpet Lily Bulbs are bright, bi-color of pink-red flowers with pure white centers. Flowers first open rosy-pink. Then deepen to red as the flower matures. Strong stems, high bud count make an exceptional pot lily. Very fragrant. 3-5 flowers per stem. Growing to a height of 16-18 inches, plant for borders or to accent other taller varieties or plants. See Entertainer live, in bloom at our annual lily festival!
About Orienpet Lilies
Orienpet lily bulbs are crossed between Oriental and Trumpet lilies. Therefore, making them extremely fragrant. As well as bringing desirable traits from both. Consequently, providing increased vigor. And disease resistance to an outstanding flower. Orienpet lily bulbs produce huge blooms (from 4 inches to 8 inches across). As well as large-sturdy stems supporting its’ blooms. Not to mention, they can grow to heights of over 6 feet of their third year on. Therefore, staking is recommended. Consequently, they will not fall over. Likewise, Orienpets will adapt to most soils very well. However, best grow in morning sun then afternoon shade. Orienpet lilies may take a little extra care. But are worth the effort!
Few flowers combine the fragrance, sublime color combinations as lilies. And emphatic presence in the garden. Traditional lily classes include Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Aurelian. Also, various species lilies.
Location of Entertainer Orienpet Lily Bulbs
Good drainage is crucial with Entertainer Orienpet lily bulbs. Choose a location with well-drained soil. Spots having heavy clay or one that remains damp are death for lilies. Clay soils can be amended by adding our Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment. But, if the surrounding soil is clay, planting spots act as a sump for excess water. Consequently, Entertainer Orienpet lily bulbs will struggle to survive. Spots with a bit of slope allows excess rain to drain away. Likewise, another option is to provide raised beds. Therefore, allowing for a soil mix that is free draining. Also, potting mix needs 40% pumice.. Fertilize Spring and Fall with our Power Grow All Season Lily Bulb Fertilizer. Plant Entertainer Orienpet lily bulbs 2 ½ times the height of its’ bulb. Similarly, 3-inch lily bulb = 7 inches deep.
Leaving bulbs in the ground grows taller flowers each year. Similarly, Entertainer Orienpet lily bulbs obtain an ultimate height of no more than 16-18 inches after 3 years. Allow foliage to die back naturally, then cut each stem. So, the bulb can build up energy for next year.
Properly sited, Orienpet lily bulbs will produce bulb-lets. Also, increasing in size over time. Lightly mulch lily plantings before the ground freezes.
Excessive warmth in early spring can delay growth. And a hard freeze with temperatures below 25°. Cover foliage until temperatures return to above freezing.