Multiple varieties of Oriental Lilium bulbs available. Oriental Lilies prefer slightly warmer temperature compared to other lilies and thrives best when planted in temperature ranges of 20°C – 30°C. Therefore, ideal time for sowing Oriental Lilium bulbs is in September. Lilies in general prefer semi-shaded environment e.g. under greenhouse net.
Of all the types of lilies, Oriental lilies are among the most fragrant. The heady perfume produced by the flowers is particularly strong in the evening. Oriental lilies have broader leaves than some other varieties of lilies, and the foliage and flowers are deer and rabbit resistant. The anthers of Oriental lilies produce a lot of heavy pollen. If used as a cut flower, pull off the anthers as the bloom opens to keep the pollen from staining furniture.
Oriental lily flowers are as large as a dessert plate, and many buds are found on each stem. Oriental lilies come in various shades of pink and purplish red, in addition to white and creamy yellow. The petals of some varieties are spotted and recurving, while others are not. Among the latest flowering lilies, Orientals grow 2 to 5 feet tall.