Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 5-9, the colder climates of this range must provide winter mulching.)
Pure Oriental LilyOh, what a beauty! We first saw this new lily bulb offered by a cut flower producer and fell in love. Our first flowers were used for a floral design in California and when the pure white, wax-like petals unfurled, we were delighted to see a very neat, crinkled edge, a romantic touch almost lost to the newer lily hybrids. Sweet, typical "oriental" lily scent, nice and spicy, with just an overtone of softness. Nectary center of each flower is lime green and the orange-brown anthers really add contrast. Average height for these first year lily bulbs is 4 feet in our garden, but stems will become taller in succeeding years. Far surpassing 'Casablanca' in grace and beauty (plus it does not need staking), 'Rio Blanca' has captured our hearts. 4 Feet. Late July.
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!