Lily - Friso

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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

Lilium Friso are known as orienpet lilies, a cross of the trumpet and oriental cultivars. Huge blooms on tall stems give it a tree like stature. The variety is also known by the name 'Silk Road'.

Highlights

  • Returns and blooms year after year in most hardy zones
  • Easy to grow in containers
  • Huge 8" blooms
  • Excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
  • Very fragrant

Exposure:

Full sun to partial shade

Blooms:

Mid Summer

Height:

Grows 36-48" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 20" apart, 6-8" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 3-10. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

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.

Care Tip

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.