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'Arlecchino' - Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb
Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 5-9, colder climates w/winter mulch.)
Stock # 7316 - 'Arlecchino' - Oriental Lily Bulb
Arlecchino is the most popular of the comic servant characters in the Italian Commedia dell’arte. Known also as ‘Harlequin’ a stock character in French passion plays, New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations, or even ‘Harley Quinn’ from Batman, Arlecchino is know for his agility and colorful costume and never performs a simple action when and additional cartwheel would spice things up.
In the garden, the lily ‘Arlecchino’ certainly will spice things up with ever so rich pink color. The wonderful spotting pattern mimics the quilted jester costumes associated with the colorfully dressed Arlecchino character of the Busoni opera. As you step closer to view the bright yellow throat that really sets of the pink coloration, you will be compelled to turn cartwheels of your own over the fragrance of this beauty. A July bloomer, ‘Arlecchino’ reaches 3 to 4 feet in the garden.
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.
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