Lilium Royal Sunset ,Hybrid Lily Bulbs,Great for cut flowers
'Royal Sunset' Asiatic Lily hybrid. Flowers (4-6" wide) are pink at the petal tips, burnt orange in the lower half of the petals and yellow in the center with some dark spots. Flowers have a mild fragrance. Blooms appear in early summer on rigid stems rising to 3-4’ tall. Excellent fresh cut flower. Flowers are purportedly reminiscent of a sunset, hence the cultivar name.
How to Grow Asiatic Lilies
Scout for a location and prepare the soil ahead of time when planting Asiatic lilies. Information about the Asiatic lily advises planting in a sunny to partly sunny location. At least six hours of sunlight is necessary for the Asiatic lily plant. Soil should be well-draining, which may require the addition of organic material worked in several inches deep. If you already have rich, organic soil in the area where you’ll be
planting Asiatic lilies,
make sure it is loose and well-draining to 6 to 8 inches deep. Bulbs of this lily should never sit in soggy soil. Work up sandy or clay soil by adding organic, well-composted materials. Peat moss, sand or straw mixed into the beds before planting Asiatic lilies improves drainage. Soil should drain well but hold moisture to nourish the growing lilies. Information about the Asiatic lily says they prefer soil to be slightly acidic as well. Planting Asiatic Lilies Plant these bulbs in fall, a few weeks before the winter brings freezing temperatures. This allows a good root system to develop. Bulbs of the Asiatic lily must have the winter chill to produce big blooms. Plant the bulbs three times as deep as the height of the bulb, with the flat end down, then mulch lightly to retain moisture. In spring, plant short annuals around the lily bulbs to shade them. Place in a location away from browsing deer; Asiatic bulbs are edible and deer will do just that if given a chance. Asiatic Lily Plant Care