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Heat Buster™ Orienpet Hybrid Lily Collection
(Click on an image to learn more about each cultivar in this collection or to order a variety individually and not as a collection at this special price.)
Heat Buster™ Orienpet Hybrid Lily Collection: The most highly sought after division of lily bulb, and rapidly overtaking pure Orientals in popularity, are the 'OT' or 'Orienpet' hybrids. Referred to by most garden writers as 'Orienpets', this class of lilies has proven itself to be reliable in all climate zones.
B&D Lilies has been on the cutting edge of this magnificent division of lilies working with top breeders both in the US and in Europe for over 20 years. Often promoted as a group of “equals,” our trials have shown they unfortunately are not. As with all hybrid lilies, some are best suited to a forcing house for cut flower production, and have been proven to be only “so-so” in the real world of home gardens. At B&D Lilies, we trial all new selections in varied growing climates to weed out clones that may disappoint after a few years and only select the finest for our propagation fields. We smile each time we open a catalog and see a “new” or “exclusive” 'Orienpet' featured, and know that it was a variety that after failing our garden trials, Dianna fed to her goats several years earlier.
This Heat Busterª collection consists of one bulb each of twelve different clones shown below, individually labeled with name, color and height. Eudoxia', 'Yelloween', Ormea, Saltarello,'Conca d'Or', 'Sweetheart', 'Holland Beauty', 'Bonbini', 'Porcelain Doll', are in our Spring 2011 Collection, however there may not be enough bulbs of 'Palazzo' and 'Flashpoint' to use in this collection, so we are substituting 'Nymph' and 'Robina', plus dropping the price by $5 ($54 instead of $59 as published in the print catalog.) However, should another variety sell out early than expected, we reserve the right to substitute with another named cultivar of equal of greater value, also of the Oriental-Trumpet group for the proper number of bulbs and equal or greater value in your collection.
Planted together or separately throughout your garden, these strong-growing varieties can take full sun in all but the hottest areas without any loss of color. However, if your garden is subject to 100 degree F. temperatures for extended periods, afternoon shade is then recommended.
Found in some of the Dutch catalogs as being referred to, or offered as "trees", these lilies will grow often to 6 feet or more when settled in, but they are in no way "trees".
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.
SAVE $20.10 over individually purchased bulbs.
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