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Helvetia Oriental Lily, Oriental Lily
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The angelic white ‘Helvetia’ bears huge, fragrant, up-facing, white lily blossoms with petals recurving and wavy edged. These widely opening flowers are borne in succession from mid- to late-summer on sturdy stems lined with lance-shaped dark green foliage. Hot, full sun exposures may cause light leaf scorching.
Oriental lilies result from complex crosses of several Asian lily species. They are renowned for their large, flaring, bowl-shaped blooms. The blooms are often spotted, fragrant and have distinctive hairs at the base of the tepals. They are borne atop 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.
This lily grows its finest in partial sun and neutral, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It grows from scaled bulbs that are easily planted; a typical planting depth is eight inches for Oriental hybrids. Immaculate beauties like ‘Helvetia’ are ideal for perennial borders, large containers and cutting gardens--anywhere where their color and fragrance can be appreciated. Remove the anthers (pollen pods) of the cut flowers when brought inside as they will stain fabrics.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm
15"-24" / 38.1cm - 61.0cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Sandy Brown
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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