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Lilium 'After Eight'
After Eight Oriental Lily, Oriental Lily
The lovely dwarf Oriental lily 'After Eight’ has intensely fragrant blooms with rose red tepals edged in white. This award-winning summer bloomer is ideal for container culture and was bred in The Netherlands by Nicolaas A. M. Mak.
Oriental lilies are renowned for their large, flaring, bowl-shaped blooms. They are often spotted, intensely fragrant and have distinctive hairs at the base of the tepals. They are borne on multiple upright stems lined with glossy green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Once they have flowered they will not bloom again until the following year, so be sure to plant them with ornamentals that look great later in the season.
Lilies prefer full to partial sun and neutral, well-drained, humus-rich soil. 'After Eight' has sturdy stems, so it does not require staking. It is a beautiful plant for the mixed border or anywhere else its beauty and fragrance can be appreciated. The anthers should be removed from cut flowers because the colorful pollen will shed and stain fabrics.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow Green, Sandy Brown
Green, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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