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Oriental Lily, Starfighter Lily
The colorful Oriental lily 'Starfighter' has deep rose-red flowers with a clean white edge and red freckles. This summer bloomer bears an abundance of fragrant blooms on tall, sturdy stems lined with lush 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, intensely 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.
Lilies prefer full to partial sun and neutral, well-drained, humus-rich soil. In areas with intense afternoon heat they do appreciate the comfort of some dappled shade. They grow from scaled bulbs that are easily planted. The typical depth is eight inches for Orientals. Enjoy them in perennial borders, large containers and cutting gardens; anywhere where their color and fragrance can be appreciated. The anthers should be removed from cut flowers because their 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
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Summer, Late Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow Green, Sandy Brown
Green, Yellow Green
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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