Classification: Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 3-10, lows to -40° F.)
Even deeper than ‘Orange Art’ in coloration, this new Tango is one of the most vivid orange flowers we have ever seen. ‘Caldera’ makes a real WOW statement in any garden looking for a bright and bold accent. Without fear of the danger of a catastrophic volcanic eruption, you can fully appreciate the intense, deep lava orange color of this lily in your garden. ‘Caldera' is destined to become an all time favorite. Flowering in June, stems reach 3 to 4 Feet. Unscented.
It has been really interesting watching the development of these lilies from what were known in the mid 70’s and into 80’s as “brushmarks”. A central focal point in many breeding programs, the "brushmarks" all but disappeared in the 90’s as the cut flower trade wanted spotless lilies. The “Tango” lilies of today, selected for the garden, have gone far beyond where the brushmark types of yesteryear left off. The shape, size, color and form of those still in the development stage staggers the mind.
Photo inset is that of an early Asiatic hybrid "brushmark" selection as an example of breeding selections that eventually led to the hybridizing of the exceptional patterns exhibited in the “Tango” lilies.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