‘Isabella’ Double Rose Oriental Lily Bulb
Isabella Fragrant Double Rose lily bulbs are soft red or pink with white outer petals. And red spots highlight the green through the center of each petal. They are an outstanding color combination. Moreover, one of the largest blooms in the Double Rose Lily class (6 to 8 inches). Equally important, Isabella lily flower bulbs produce NO POLLEN. And a great highlight to any lily or fragrant flower arrangements and bouquets. Inside or in the garden!
About Rose Lily
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.
Equally, as Rose Lilies 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 Isabella Double Rose Lily Bulbs
Isabella Double Rose 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 Isabella 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, Isabella 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 Isabella Double Rose lily bulbs.
Incorporate our Power Grow Potting Mix into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Isabella Double Rose lily bulbs are available on line. Fall or Spring. Plant in spring where areas have sustained freezes. Also, plant Rose Lily bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Isabella Double Rose lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Caring for Isabella Double Rose Lily Bulbs
Isabella Double Rose Lily Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Isabella Double Rose 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 Isabella Double Rose lily 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.
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.
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! Traditional lily classes include Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Aurelian. Also, various species lilies.