Sumatra Oriental Lily Bulbs
Sumatra Fragrant Oriental Lily Bulbs are one of the darkest garnet red lily flower. And latest blooming offered in the lily market! This fragrant oriental lily flower used to be only offered as a cut flower in quality floral shops. Because of its intense color and heavy stem, it should be planted in full sun for most of the day. ‘Sumatra’ needs a brightly lit site (not baking sun) for sturdier stems. So its’ color really shines. As Sumatra ages, you can expect differing shades of color, depending on summertime weather. Planting with lighter colored lilies for contrast really makes both colors pop!
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 Sumatra Oriental Lily Bulbs
Site selection is important when planting Sumatra 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, Sumatra 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. Sumatra 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. Sumatra Oriental lily bulbs will sprout and bloom every year. And can be planted in containers, too.
Sumatra Oriental Lily Bulbs Care
Sumatra Oriental lily bulbs are one of the easiest plants to care for. Once Sumatra 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.
Sumatra 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! Traditional lily classes include Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Aurelian. Also, various species lilies.