This group of hybrids includes the most showy, exotic, large-flowered and fragrant lily types. This category, in general will put on the grand finale in your lily garden, most being late July and August bloomers. You will find them well worth the wait!
These hybrids are mainly derived from crosses between the old-fashioned "Rubrum" lily (L. Speciosum) and the Japanese "Gold band" lily (L. auratum). Many of the newer hybrids have upfacing flowers, which makes them more suitable than ever as cut flowers. Oriental lilies are reputed to be more challenging in harsh Winter areas and hot Summer climates. They are ideally suited for mild growing regions, such as the Pacific Northwest and Southeast. Oriental lilies are comparatively slow to multiply, which makes them somewhat more costly than the other types.
Our standard bulb circumference for the following selections is a large 18/20 cm, unless otherwise stated. We predict a bud count of 5-9 flowers from bulbs this size the first season. Recommended for USDA zones 5-9.