Sorbonne Oriental Lily Bulbs
Sorbonne Fragrant Oriental Lily Bulbs are a favorite lavender pink Oriental. Certainly, a superb, wide-petalled fragrant flowers. Along with pure rose-pink coloring and crisp white margins. See Sorbonne live and in bloom at our annual lily festival!
But also, more weather resistant than other lilies. In addition, plant Sorbonne Oriental lily bulbs in groups of 5 or more. Making them really stand out! Moreover, Sorbonne Oriental lily bulbs will naturalize each year. Producing bigger and more floriferous groups of plants. Also, don’t forget her for fragrant flower arrangements and bouquets.
About Oriental Lily Bulbs
A cross between the Korean L. speciosum and the Japanese L. auratum, Oriental Lilies have large flowers with reflexed flower petals and a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Prized by garden and floral designers alike, Oriental Lilies are a mainstay of summer perennial gardens and lavish cut flower arrangements. 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 Sorbonne Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is most when planting an Oriental lily. 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, Sorbonne 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/Soil Amendment into any soil. As a result, increasing drainage, aeration, nutrients. Oriental lilies are available on line from us Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Sorbonne Oriental Lily Plant Care
Lilies are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once 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.. 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 plant care is straightforward. 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!