A truly stunning addition to the cutting garden, border or presentation bed, Big Smile features gorgeous 6" tricolor blooms of white accented beautifully with deep purple-red flames and yellow, star-shaped centers—a dazzling combo indeed. This Oriental lily is an excellent perennializer, dependably producing more lilies per stem each year. We suggest planting Big Smile where the out-facing flowers can be readily enjoyed by visitors or passersby. The flowers' lovely fragrance adds a sultry touch to evening strolls through the midsummer landscape. For best results, lily bulbs should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil, though it will tolerate some heavier soils.
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Mature Height 34 inches
Bloom Time Midsummer (July-August)
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Linear, green leaves arranged in whorls or spirals up the stems.
Mature Spread :
9 - 12 inches
9 - 12 inches
Planting Instructions :
6" deep and 9-12" apart
Soil Moisture :
Prefers well drained soil, but will tolerate heavier soils.
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Don't remove leaves until they have died down in fall. They help provide nourishment to the bulb for next season's blooms.
Winter Care :
Mulch is advisable in colder areas
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year
Special Care :
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
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Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
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