Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 5-9, the colder climates of this range must provide winter mulching.)
Darkest red Oriental we offer, this has only been offered as a cut flower in quality floral shops for the last couple of years, but now you can grow your own. Not for shady areas, 'Sumatra' needs a sunny site for sturdy stems and the most intense color. 4 feet. Mid-August.
Economy-size, package of three (3) bulbs.
These are generally smaller sized bulbs than we normally use to fill orders. All are flowering size, that after winter harvest and sorting, are usually planted back in late March to supplement the following year's fall crop.
Bulb size varies; we grade lilies for Minimum Size, not "Top Size" like other companies, so some may be quite a bit larger than others, even in these Economy 3-packs. You will find that our bulbs overall run larger than the standard dutch grading system to insure that they are indeed "flowering size".
. . .even though yours [your bulbs] were supposedly smaller 'on-sale' ones, they were perfect and robust and bigger than any bulbs I've gotten through several mail order companies." [Email Dec. 8th 2008 following purchase of our "scratch and dent" bulbs last fall.]
Don't miss out on this opportunity, order today!