Special News Oriental Lily Bulbs
Special News Fragrant Oriental Lily Bulbs have a large, white lily flower with a bright red center. Dark red speckles set this most fragrant lily apart from others. Also, a bit of green in the throat. Equally, nice dark green foliage. Its’ rich scent will fill your garden with an unmistakably exotic perfume. Magnificent in borders or containers. And fabulous for fragrant flower arrangements.
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.
Oriental lily bulbs are the most popular forms of true lilies. Likewise, Oriental lily bulbs start to appear late July. Oriental lily bulbs are quite 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. Oriental lily bulbs produce a great fragrant lily flower plant!
Location of Special News Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important when planting Special News 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, Special News 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. Oriental lilies are available on line from us either Fall or Spring. Wait to plant until spring in areas with sustained freezes. Also, plant bulbs 4 to 6 inches deep with the pointed part upward. Special News Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
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 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 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.