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'After Eight' - Pot Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Stock # 7042 - 'After Eight' - Dwarf Oriental Lily Bulb
Flower Description: A 'Star Gazer' look-a-like, deep garnet-red with a nice white edge, but this new clone is much more compact, but with the same great fragrance and easy-care attributes. We have trialed many true genetic dwarfs and have found only 'After Eight' to be one that can truly be called a "garden lily". All others in our trials failed under garden conditions. 18 inches. June/July bloom. Fragrant.
Compact Oriental lilies are becoming increasingly popular, especially as patio gardens become more numerous. For all potted lily bulbs, use one gallon of a high quality potting soil that DOES NOT have fertilizer added. Read the label carefully, some potting soils have too much nitrogen in their formula to benefit lilies, and in fact, it will harm flowering. We recommend you use a vegetable or rose food for all lilies; one tablespoon per bulb when sprouts first emerge, then again just as buds begin to open. With these smaller-sized bulbs and short stems an 8 to 10 inch pot is fine, taller growing lilies need a larger container. Potted lilies must be protected over winter against freeze-thaw and excessive moisture, our guarantee of hardiness is for garden-planted lilies, of which these are also excellent choices.
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Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this lily cultivar ranges from Premium-size (16/18 cm) to Exhibition-size (over 20 cm). Click here for details.
Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-9, the colder climates of this range must provide winter mulching.)
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