Try these delightfully exotic stunners for paintbox colors, deep fragrance and intricately detailed petals
Popular lily types:
Asiatic: Early bloomers with the broadest range of colors, including most of the unscented lilies. Opt for ‘Royal Sunset’ or ‘Blackout’.
Oriental: Fairly difficult to grow, Oriental lilies have large late-summer flowers and a heavy scent. They prefer acidic soil and moist, temperate summers. Try ‘Flying Circus’, ‘Hot Spot’ or ‘Enjoy’.
Trumpet and Aurelian: Easy to grow, these lilies are often late-summer bloomers, nicely scented. They typically need staking due to their taller height. Try ‘Madame Butterfly’, ‘Midnight’ and ‘Summer Palace’.
Orientpet: American hybrids that are a cross between Oriental and trumpet lilies. They have bold colors, are disease resistant and tolerate heat but not direct sun. Look for ‘Baruta’ or ‘Anastasia’.
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