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'Donato' - Orienpet Lily Bulb
Stock # 9060 - 'Donato' - Orienpet Lily bulb
Named for Donato Bramante, the renowned Italian architect who introduced the highly renaissance style of architecture to Rome. Best known for his design of St. Peter’s Basilica, his centralized Greek cross plan that symbolized sublime perfection was forever fundamentally altered after his death with the extension of the nave. It was Pope Julius II that commissioned Donato for the construction of the greatest European commission of the 16th Century, the complete rebuilding of the Basilica, the highest honor any architect could hope to receive in that time.
In the garden, ‘Donato’ is just as grand an achievement, a creation of sublime perfection. The rich, almost crushed-raspberry red, unspotted flowers are accented with a creamy white center and just a touch of green in the nectary furrows. As much a tribute to the lily garden as Donato’s 'Tribune of Santa Maria delle Grazie' in Milan, this lily is a magnificent hybridizing achievement. Similar in appearance to ‘Robina’, the blooms of ‘Donato’ are held more upfacing. 3 to 4 feet or taller. July Flowering. Fragrant.
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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, colder climates w/winter mulch.)
Stock # 9060 - 'Donato' - Orienpet Hybrid Lily
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