|Oriental Lilies were prized by the Egyptians and Greeks as an aphrodisaic and
grown for perfume over 3500 years ago. American gardeners have loved Orientals
for their scent, color and elegant shapes since they arrived from China and Japan
in the 1860s. These exotic big blooms stand out in florist bouquets or are simply
stunning in your flower bed!
Oriental Lilies can take 3-5 hours of sun in the morning, but prefer part shade in
the afternoon. Extra water plus acidic soil will keep them fresh. Heavily perfumed!
Oriental Lilies grow well but do not multiply in Iowa very easily. Mulch well to
protect them from Iowa's frigid winters. Expect a 3-6 year life span.
Blooming period in Iowa: mid July to mid August
Colors: red, pink, white with red, pink, yellow or peach accents
Shapes: Flat, trumpet, recurved or bowl-shaped blooms plus Doubles!
Heights: 18 inches to 60 inches tall
Patterns: spots, ribbed or banded
Orientation: Upfacing, Outfacing and Downfacing
spots ,edged,green nectaries
spots, ruffled,yellow ribs
double, spots and tipped
double,spots,green ribs,rose stripes
|Oriental Hybrid Lilies (Division VII)
|Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS) Lily Photo Library
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