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.
Plant lily bulbs 8-10cm deep, 15-20 cm apart, in well worked soil. If drainage is a problem, plant shallower and mound soil over the bulb. A good dressing of fertilizer is recommended each Spring. To prevent aphid and occasional fungi attacks, spray new growth every 2-3 weeks with a recommended fungicide/insecticide. These free flowering plants can be left undisturbed for years. For best results year after year feed with our Bulb Food. Tip: snap off old flowers or seed pods to encourage healthy bulb growth.