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Easy to grow, scented and unscented Asiatic Lilies
Easy to grow Asiatic lilies to start the lily season in all areas with dependable color and reliability in even the most severe climate. Found in the widest range of color in the Lily bulb kingdom, hybridizers have developed neat and tidy blossoms in pure white, yellow, orange red, pink and all shades and combinations, except the elusive color blue. They multiply well and have unscented blooms, making them perfect for individuals sensitive to fragrance. Wildly adaptable throughout USDA Zones 3 to 10.
Bulb size: Most are five to six inches in circumference, all Asiatic lily bulbs sold by B&D Lilies are of mature, blooming size. Breeding background and weather conditions from year to year will greatly influence the bulb size at harvest, some cultivars will always be larger than others at maturity.
Tango Lilies: Bred in Holland using 'Latvia Promise' as a base for the most part, the new "Tango Lilies" are now the rage when it comes to Asiatics. Unfortunately, many "jobber" companies rushed everything they could buy out of Holland to market in the beginning, and now as so often happens, many of those early introductions are already falling by the wayside with fading and virus most often the cause. Lilies must be tested under actual garden conditions to insure longevity in your garden which is something only B & D Lilies does, not just here in the Northwest, but across the US ranging from zones 2 through 10.
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base