Flower Description: Its been so long since we offered this clone, that the original 35mm slide has disappeared, so we scanned a catalog from the early 90s (see inset) to give you an idea of just how many dark red, downfacing flowers these stems can produce. One of the earliest of the Stone & Payne Hybrids out of Piedmont, CT, Red Velvet is a Triploid lily and is tough as nails. 4 Feet, July Flowering. Nonscented.
Many years ago, before Internet and Email, Alan Lacy, then with the NY Times, paid our production field a visit and did a feature on 'Red Velvet' and how much he enjoyed viewing it through his breakfast nook window each morning. Several days later, our postman showed up with a 7 1/2 pound bundle of mail all requesting catalogs. Needless to say, it took years to catch up with the demand.
Save $4.00 on package of 6 bulbs.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this lily cultivar ranges from Premium-size (14/16 cm) to Exhibition-size (over 20 cm). Click here for details.
Classification: Asiatic Hybrid (USDA Zones 3-10, lows to -40° F.)
Stock #1040 - 'Red Velvet' - Asiatic Lily Bulb