Hotel California Oriental Lily Bulbs
Hotel California Oriental Lily Bulbs are NEW oriental lilies! They are the result of crossing Asiatic and Oriental hybrids. You will get the best of both these lilies in Hotel California! Large, fragrant flowers are vibrant orange-yellow in color with deep maroon freckles and bright red flames. The well-formed petals reflex backward to create an elegant lily form that really wows in the early summer garden. Flowers sit atop very tall, very strong 44-52″ stems, making Hotel California a great choice for sunny back borders and dramatic mass plantings. Best planted in groups of at least three or five bulbs. See Hotel California live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
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 Hotel California Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important when planting 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, Hotel California 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 Power Grow Potting Mix/Soil Amendment into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. 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. Hotel California Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Hotel California Oriental Lily Bulbs Care
Hotel California Oriental lily bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Salmon Star 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 All Season Lily Bulb Food.. Once every 3 or so years, dig up the clusters of bulbs. Then divide. Therefore, increasing plants. And enhancing flowers. Equally important, if blooms 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. Then store them indoors, replanting in Spring. Or, cover with a thick layer of mulch.
Few fragrant flower plants combine the fragrance, 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! Traditional lily classes include Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Aurelian. Also, various species lilies.