Lilies are one of the truly great garden plants since they are beloved by gardeners everywhere. Their beauty, diversity, extended season of bloom, graceful stature and overall reliable disposition reflect the fruits of hundreds of years of selective breeding. In Chinese, the word 'Lily' means 'forever in love'. The lilium family is so large, varied and complex that it is challenging to describe them in short. Plant just about anywhere - borders, beds, cutting gardens, perennial gardens, pots and containers.
About this Variety
OT lilies ( short for oriental-trumpet), also called orienpet or OT hybrids are crosses between oriental and trumpet lilies and withstand rough weather, late frosts, are heat tolerant and do well in a variety of garden locations. They have the fragrance and shape of an oriental lily with the strength and robustness of a trumpet type.
- Over 20 blossoms per stalk
- Easy to grow in containers
- Lavish exotic color
- Excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
- Flowers for 115 days
Full sun to partial shade
July to August
Grows 6-8' tall
Plant 30" apart, 8" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in well-drained soil where they will receive 6-8 hours of sun a day. They are winter hardy and considered a strong perennial that can be left in the ground and will re-bloom year after year if the conditions are right. Lilies perform best when well mulched.
Lilies prefer cool soil. When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem so sufficient leaves remain to renew the bulb for the coming year.