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Known as Orienpets or OT Hybrids, these Interspecific crosses between Oriental and Trumpet lilies have produced lily bulbs that easily weather late Midwestern frosts and have the sweet fragrance and shape of Oriental lilies. Trialed under multi zonal garden conditions, you can now have even solid yellow "Orientals" for late summer bloom.
These lilies produce some the the most exotic and showy flowers in the plant kingdom. Indeed, casual observers will often mistake the blooms for huge orchids. Oriental lily bulbs prefer slightly acid, well-drained soil. Where temperature are consistently above 90 degrees F. during the summer, plant in dappled shade or where the hot afternoon sun will be blocked.
Trumpets and Aurelians bloom in July and have a heavy, perfumed fragrance - a perfect transition between early-flowering Asiatic lilies and spicy-scented Oriental lilies.
These hardy, easy to grow hybrids derived from crosses between L. longiflorum (Easter Lily) and the more familiar Asiatics (and most recently Oriental lilies) add a wide splash of color between your Asiatic and Trumpet bloom times.
Easy to grow Asiatic lilies to start the lily season in all areas with dependable color and reliability in even the most severe climate. Found in the widest range of color in the Lily bulb kingdom. They multiply well and have unscented blooms, making them perfect for individuals sensitive to fragrance. Wildly adaptable throughout USDA Zones 3 to 10.
The best known of the European natives, Lilium martagon and its variants have the greatest range of all the species or wild lilies. Preferring calcareous soils, (sweet) Lilium martagon can find a home in every garden provided some lime is added yearly to the soil.Classification: Martagon Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 3-9, lows to -40° F.)
The forerunner of all of today's modern hybrids, Lilium species can be found in diverse areas, from sandy beaches of Japan or mountain ranges of China, to swampy bog areas of the eastern USA. We offer the most commonly grown species, easily adaptable to your garden. Most are grown the same as any other hybrid lily, with only a slight variance of soil or watering requirement. Special needs are indicated within the descriptions.