Oriental Lily OT
Outback Oriental Lilies have a soft yellow, greenish tinged flower - perfect in a vase, with a delicious subtle scent.
Orienpets or as we call them OT Hybrids, are Interspecific crosses between Oriental Lilies and Trumpet lilies. They are bred to be particularly hardy and easily weather late frosts without bud kill. These Hybrid Lilies have the best of both Worlds - the sweet fragrance and shape of Oriental lilies, and often the large Trumpet shaped flowers of the Trumpet Lilies. Also included in this group are Orientals, bred from the famous Tetraploid form of 'Black Beauty' Oriental Lilies are a favourite among many, huge blooms in red, pink, and white, these giant flowered Oriental Lilies produce 12-20cm blooms on strong stems 80-120cm high. An outstanding cut flower, they will grow well in most areas of the garden but prefer a sunny well drained position.
Asiatic and Oriental lilies come in a range of spectacular colours, shapes, sizes and of course scents. Fantastic in pots, and one of the best cutflower varieties.
Asiatic lilies bloom first in early summer, not long after Paeonies start blooming. They are incredibly hardy providing they are grown in relatively free draining soils. Asiatic's are the shortest type of lily and come in a huge array of colours and shapes, from pastel to tropical.
Asiatic Lilies don’t have much of a fragrance, but they're perfect for adding a splash of colour to the garden.
Oriental lilies have that famously strong, heavenly fragrance. They are tall and stately. Usually Oriental Lilies grow slower than Asiatics, often blooming about the time when Asiatic lilies are beginning to fade (mid/late Summer)
For a full overview of how to plant Lilies visit our Gardeners Guide.