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Giant Orienpet Lilies

Giant lilies, also known as giant orienpet lilies, are a triumphant result of a cross between Oriental and trumpet lilies. They are known for their massive blooms—some up to 12 inches across—and intense fragrance. Available in a variety of heights, forms and colors, these beauties have the best of each parent—scent, flower size and reliable performance.

Giant Orienpet Lily Bulbs For Sale at K. van Bourgondien

Make room in your garden or landscape for this extra-large lily and you will have some of the best and most beautiful flowers in the neighborhood. Flowers of monumental size—some growing up to 12 inches across—draw every eye to the property with their spectacular good looks. A hybrid cross of Oriental and Trumpet lilies, the Orienpet lily exhibits the best attributes of both types. Like Orientals, they boast a delightful fragrance that gardeners love. From the Trumpet side, Orienpet lilies get their classic form, ease of growth and naturalizing habit. Strong stems grow to 8 feet tall by the third year, making Orienpets ideal for the back of a summer border or as a focal point planting in a sunny landscape spot.

Which Giant Lilies Should I Buy?

When selecting giant lilies for sale, consider your space. These sun-lovers can grow up to 8 feet tall by their third year. Like other lilies, they look best when planted in groups. Then choose your colors. Giant Lilies are available in other pastel colors as well as bright hues. K. van Bourgondien also offers mixes of Orienpet lily bulbs for sale.

Grower's Guide to Orienpet Lilies

When growing Orienpet Lilies, keep in mind that it takes them three years to reach their full height. The first year, they typically grow 3-4' tall, with 3-6" flowers. By the second year, they often grow 5-6' tall, and by the third year, they can grow 6-8' tall with masses of beautiful flowers. Like other lilies, Giant Lilies grow best in full sun and in well-drained, fertile soil. They can be grown in zones 3-8.

How to Plant Giant Lily Bulbs

Orienpet Lily bulbs should be planted in well-drained soil. Amending the soil with compost can improve drainage. Plant giant lily bulbs about 6" deep, pointy side up, and about 12-18" apart. Water after planting.

Where to Plant Giant Lilies in Your Garden

Lilies prefer full sun, or six or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Because of their height, they grow best behind lower-growing annuals and perennials. Many gardeners plant Orienpet lily bulbs near entrances and walkways where visitors can delight in their sweet perfume.

When to Plant Giant Lilies

Lily bulbs can be planted in the spring or fall.

How to Care for Orienpet Lilies

Orienpet lilies are easy to grow. Just follow these tips:
  • Cover with a mulch in the fall and remove in the spring.
  • Allow the foliage to fade naturally after blooming.
  • Avoid overwatering.
  • Fertilize with Van Bourgondien 100% Natural Bulb Food in the spring.
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