White Flower Farm

Lilium 'Arabesque' - Oriental Lily, Perennials, Shade Plants

Even by the standards for Oriental Lilies (tall, spectacular), this velvety rose-red beauty with white edged, gracefully recurved petals, is something out of the ordinary. Bloom begins in early August with stupendous flowers that will jerk a border out of its dog days' repose and back into action. To mount this display, 'Arabesque' produces thick stems reaching to 6′ and so strong that we cut established plants down with a pruning saw. Lilies are one of the truly gring to 6′ and so strong that we cut established plants down with a pruning saw. Lilies are one of the truly great garden plants. Their beauty, diversity, extended season of bloom, exquisite fragrance, graceful stature, and reliable disposition reflect the fruits of hundreds of years of selective breeding. Your garden should not be without them, whether you manage acres of mixed borders or a few pots on a city balcony. Lilies prefer cool soil, which argues for shade at their feet from low-growing companions such as Ferns, Geraniums, or Hellebores. Plant Lilies in well-drained soil where they will receive 6–8 hours of sun a day. Delicate and graceful Species Lilies carry their flowers on candelebra-shaped stems and are generally more tolerant of shade. When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem. This provides sufficient leaves on the remaining stem to renew the bulb for the coming year. For more information on growing Lilium, click on Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:5,6,7,8,8S,8W,9,9W,10,10W Blooms In:August September Spacing:12" Height:6' Ships as:BULB read more