Hot Line Oriental Lily Bulbs
Hot Line Fragrant Oriental Lily bulbs are bright lavender edges set off the white centers. Uniquely has a showy appearance. Hot Line darkens to solid bright pink or bright lavender as the flower ages. Perhaps the most unique lily out there today! Also, if your summers are hot in July, give this lily a bit of afternoon shade for best results. All day full sun will fade the colors fast. So, grow in morning full sun and afternoon shade to appreciate the unique color scheme of Hot Line Oriental Lily. Beautiful in fragrant flower arrangements and bouquets.
About Oriental Lily Bulbs
Crossed between the East Asian species of plants in the lilium family. L. speciosum and the Japanese L. auratum. They are native to southern Japan and southern China, where it can be found at elevations of 2,000–3,000 ft. Sometimes called the Japanese lily and the Mountain Lily. Likewise, there are other hybridized species with this common name. Oriental Lilies have large flowers. Also, with reflexed flower petals and a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Prized by garden and floral designers. Moreover, Oriental Lilies are a mainstay of summer perennial gardens. And lavish cut flower arrangements. However, 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 Hot Line Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important when planting Hot Line 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, 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. Hot Line Oriental lily bulbs are available on line from us Fall or Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant Oriental lily bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Hot Line Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Hot Line Oriental Lily Bulbs Care
Hot Line Oriental lily bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Hot Line 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 bulbs and plant care is easy. 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.
Few fragrant flower plants combine the fragrance, sublime color combinations as lilies. And emphatic fragrant lily flowers in the garden. Therefore, making them one of the most fragrant lily flower plant of all!