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'Ortega (OT)' (Lilium) - Exhibition-size
Classification: Oriental-Trumpet Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 5-9, colder climates w/winter mulch.)
(Stock #L-9041) Try 'Ortega' is you are worried about drought or late spring frosts. It will reward you with big, open, pendant flowers on grand, 4-5-foot plants. Peak inside the ivory and butter blooms, guided by fine cinnamon lines, to spot the green nectary in the throat. Pleasantly fragrant. (This polyploid lily has shown fertility with tetraploid Trumpet/Oriental pollen.) 4 to 5 Feet. July/August.
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