Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Flower Color: Dark red
Foliage Type: Linear, green leaves arranged in whorls or spirals up the stems
Bloom time: Late July
Height: 5-7 ft
Spread: 18 inches
Light requirements: Full to half sun
Plant depth: 6 inches of soil over top of bulb
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Orienpet, or O.T. lilies, are cross bred between Orientals and Trumpet lilies. These lilies are breakthroughs, providing improved vigor and large showy flowers. They are more hardy then their parents: the orientals, trumpets and longiflorums. Lilies in this group should be mulched their first year to aid in over-wintering in cold climates. Spring planting of this group allows them to settle in and are more apt to make it through the winter with little care. Planting orienpet hybrid lily bulbs is very similar to planting most lily varieties.
Lilies are incredibly easy to grow and few garden pests trouble them. The most natural location for lilies is on sloping ground with excellent drainage. Lilies prefer to have their blooms in the sun and their roots in the shade. Try planting them among annuals or perennials that will keep their roots cool.
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulb is tall. This means that some of our larger Bulb-Zilla lily bulbs will need to be planted 6-8 inches deeps. Plant with the roots downward and the scales upward. After planting, water well two or three times. Lilies are most effective when planted in groups of three or more. Space them about a foot apart – they will spread and fill this space in no time!
Always allow the leaves on the stalk to turn yellow and fall off as part of the lily’s natural growth process. This ensures that the bulbous underground part of the plant has gotten enough nourishment and will mean greater growth next year. Each year watch their beauty increase as they multiply!
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