Lilium OT hybrids
Hybrids crossed from Oriental x Trumpet types; combining the exquisite shape and fragrance of the first and the expanded color range of the latter. OT hybrids are particular rich in orange and rust colors but more are sure to come. Their fragrance is slightly milder than that of Oriental hybrids.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
Fall or Spring
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
See 'popular varieties'
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
8 in / 20 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
8 in / 20 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
40-50 in / 100-125 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, beds, perennial gardens, pots and containers and as cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
'Albany' (white & purple-red), 'Conca D'Or' (yellow & white), 'Red Dutch' (red-rust & yellow), 'Red Hot' (soft orange) and 'Sheherazada' (crimson-red & yellow).
About the Family
There are well over 100 lilium species. They grow wild all across the Northern Hemisphere and are so varied and complex (and through cross-hybridizing still ever expanding) that it is very difficult to organize and describe them. For your convenience we have focused here on the garden types (usually hybrids) that you will find most commonly commercially available. Lilium Candidum (aka Madonna Lily) is claimed to be the very first flower for cutting purposes. It was cultivated in cloister gardens of the Middle Ages and used for decoration in churches.Read More About the Family