The very large, trumpet-shaped blooms of this Longiflorum-Oriental Lily hybrid are a sweet lavender-pink shade with slightly wavy margins. Flowers are outward-facing and borne on sturdy stems that reach up to 110cm after a season or two in the garden.
Distinguished by their trumpet shape, these blooms have the delicacy of a Japanese painting, not surprising since this cross between the Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) and an Oriental Lily originated there.
Lilies are one of the truly great garden plants. Their beauty, diversity, extended season of bloom, exquisite fragrance, graceful stature, and reliable disposition reflect the fruits of hundreds of years of selective breeding. Your garden should not be without them, whether you manage acres of mixed borders or a few pots on a city balcony.
Lilies prefer cool soil, which argues for shade at their feet from low-growing companions such as Ferns, Geraniums, or Hellebores. Plant Lilies in well-drained soil where they will receive 6–8 hours of sun a day. Delicate and graceful Species Lilies carry their flowers on candelebra-shaped stems and are generally more tolerant of shade. When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem. This provides sufficient leaves on the remaining stem to renew the bulb for the coming year.