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'Cherry Swirl' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Flower Description: A vast improvement over the old variety 'Tiger Woods', 'Cherry Swirl' is far more color fast in the hotter areas of the US. While more color fast, as with all such Oriental lilies, we still recommend planting in light afternoon shade in areas that typically see temperatures over 90 degrees F. day after day during summer.
We simply love the rich cherry pink-red band in this lily and the spotting highlights of the same color. Bred in Holland, where for years breeders were doing everything possible to breed out spots for the cut flower trade, 'Cherry Swirl' brings back memories of the old Woodriff and Strahm lilies of decades past that fell from commerce with the passing of their creators. 'Cherry Swirl' flowers in July, has a sweet, yummy fragrance, and reaches about 4 feet.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb 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 6-9, colder climates w/winter mulch.)
Stock #7048 - 'Cherry Swirl' - Oriental Lily Bulb
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