Classification: Trumpet/Aurelian Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, colder climates w/winter mulch)Stock # 6155 - 'Midnight Strain' - Trumpet Lily Bulb
Mostly darker shades of deep rose to maroon, this strain is a group of lilies from the more variable 'Pink Perfection' strain that was selected for intense color. In hot climates the color will be much lighter than in the Pacific Northwest or coastal zones of cool summers. Dappled sun or light afternoon shade is recommended, but stems may need staking after the second year if not given enough light. 5 to 6 Feet. July.NOTE: This listing is posted as a historical reference to this lily, bred from de Graaff's 'OG-30' Midnight Clone x 'Select Pink Perfection'. The last company to grow the 'OG-30' clone, in the year 2002, we gave the planting stock to a contract grower as Bob had become allergic to the fragrances of the Trumpet types. That grower mixed the clone with the 'Midnight Strain' which brought a halt to the breeding line. These days (2008), any listings found for either 'Midnight' or 'Midnight Strain' are nothing more than the old 'Pink Perfection' Strain. This lily is extinct.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from Premium-size» (16/18 cm) to Exhibition-size» (over 20 cm). Click here for details.