Oriental Lilies were prized by the Egyptians and Greeks as an 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,green ribs,rose stripes
Oriental Hybrid Lilies (Division VII)
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