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'Lilytopia' - Double Flowered Oriental Lily Bulb
Flower Description: This B & D Lilies Exclusive 2009 Introduction was the most "fluffy" of last years introductions and is only surpassed in fluffiness by 'Lodewijk'. ‘Lilytopia’ will inspire ooh's and aah's by your garden visitors and thus should be planted where the delicate shades of pink, spicy-sweet fragrance and multitude of extra petals can be enjoyed up close. As with all pastel pink Orientals, we advise that in hotter climates, bulbs should be planted in afternoon shade or all-day bright shade to enhance and prolong the pink hues. July Flowering, 3 to 4 Feet.
NOTE: Photo inset was taken in a cool "breeding" greenhouse on 23 July of 2009 showing an even more delicate pink coloration. This house maintains a constant daytime temperature in the mid to upper 70's and is covered with a 50% shade cloth. This softer pink color is closer to what we are seeing in our July bloom in the field as well where temperatures are running about 8 degrees above what they have been the last two seasons, or closer, to our normal summer highs. What does this all mean? In warmer areas, 'Double Vision' is going to be a very soft pastel pink. During cool periods, the pink coloration will intensify. Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this lily cultivar ranges from Premium-size" (16/18 cm) to Exhibition-size" (over 18 cm). Click here for details.
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Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-9, colder climates w/winter mulch.)
Stock # 7345 - 'Lilytopia' - 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