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LILIUM 'Joy' ('('Le Reve')')
Joy Oriental Lily, Oriental Lily
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The cotton candy-like ‘Joy’ (also known by 'Le Reve') bears huge, fragrant, outward facing, pink blooms with tiny flecks of dark red and blushes of yellow at petal bases. These widely opening flowers are borne in succession in midsummer on sturdy stems lined with lance-shaped dark green foliage.
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 full to 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. Pastel beauties like ‘Joy’ 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
40"-48" / 101.6cm - 121.9cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pink, Peach, Burgundy
Green, Sandy Brown
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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