Stately Plants for Midsummer Bloom
Trumpets,Aurelians (and some hybrids involving Lilium henryi
) bloom in July. The old fashioned purebred Trumpets and Lilium regale a heavy, perfumed fragrance - a perfect transition between early-flowering Asiatic lilies and the spicy-scented Oriental lilies. These lily bulbs grow best in areas of moderate winter temperatures.
Although they will survive most Midwestern winters with additional protection, buds could be damaged in severe late frosts (down past 20 degrees). Choose Oriental-Trumpet (OT) varieties if this is a concern for you. Most areas do not need to mulch plants for the winter, just provide a well-drained location. Trumpet Lilies do not require as much winter chill to reset the bulb for flowering, and can therefore be grown deep into the southern states with success.Staking Trumpet Lilies:
Although most of the Trumpet lilies do not require staking the first year of planting, as they are typically only one-half to two-thirds their mature height the first summer, you may want to plan for a support later. Position a 12 inch wooden stake next to the bulb when planting, and if support is needed later, it can be replaced with a sturdy 4 foot stake without fear of damage to the bulb.Clone vs. Strain:
Clones are genetically identical; flower and bloom habit will not vary from plant to plant. A strain is a group of seedlings produced from similar hybrid crosses, the plants vary in appearance or bloom habit but will all carry the same base color.
|'African Queen Strain' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain. Melon Tones, 4 to 6 Feet. July Flowering. Fragrant.
|'Amethyst Angels' - Upright Trumpet Hybrid Strain|
Upfacing Trumpet Hybrid Strain. Pink blend, 3 to 5 feet, July flowering, Fragrant.
|'Bellingham Star' (aka LF-1) - Orienpet Hybrid Lily|
Lilium - Orienpet Hybrid
Cantaloupe-orange, 4 to 5 Feet, July Blooming, Lightly Fragrant.
|'CopperAngels' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain. Melon orange blend. 3 to 5 Feet, July. Fragrant.
|'Golden Angel' - Trumpet Lily Strain|
Trumpet Lily Strain, Gold, 3 to 5 Feet, July Flowering, Fragrant.
|'Golden Splendor' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain, Golden yellow, 3 to 6 Feet, July Flowering, Fragrant.
|'L. Henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily|
Lilium Species lily, Rich Yellow, 4 to 5 feet or more, July Flowering.
|'L. henryi' - Species (Wild) Lily Bulb|
Lilium Species lily, Orange tones, 4 to 5 feet, July Flowering.
|'Pink Perfection' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain. Pink to near purple, 5 to 6 Feet, July Flowering, Fragrant.
|'Rising Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Clone|
LIMITED SUPPLY Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Clone. Soft Creamy Yellow/Pink, 3 to 5 Feet, Late July/August, Fragrant.
|'Silver Angels' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Strain|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Strain. White,
3 to 6 Feet, July Flowering, Fragrant.
|'Tropic Moon' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Clone|
Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb Clone. White with pink trim, 3 to 4 Feet or more, July. Fragrant.
|Trumpet / Aurelian Knowledge Base|
Now that the Species Lily Knowledge Base is to the point of being ready for fine-tuning, and because of the tremendous response to the Species section we have had from people all over the world, we have started a project of putting together a similar knowledge base with the focus being on the development of Trumpet and Aurelian Hybrids.
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