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
Casa Blanca
slightly recurved
Brian Con
trumpet shape
Tiger Edition
spots, ribbed,ruffled
Deep Impact
spots ,edged,green nectaries
flat,spots, ruffled
spots, ruffled,yellow ribs
Distant Drum
double, spots and tipped
Miss Lucy
double,spots,green ribs,rose stripes
Oriental Hybrid Lilies (Division VII)
Iowa Regional Lily Society (IRLS) Lily Photo Library
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