'Litouwen' - Easter x Asiatic Hybrid Lily .-,3 Bulbs, ,Suitable for forcing
Suitable for Easter forcingNot a pure white like 'Eyeliner', 'Litouwen' has just a touch of cream in its makeup. Magnificent lily for setting off your June garden. White makes everything else look more colorful and the oranges, reds, and yellows make 'Litouwen' seem to glow. Typically has no spots but we have seen a very light smattering during times of cold weather here in our gardens. Just a hint of green in the flower centers to really sent them off. Unusual in that this lily has nearly black stems, added even more to its unique beauty. 3 Feet. Late June / early July. Light Scen
Lilies are one of the truly great garden plants. Their beauty, diversity, extended season of bloom, exquisite fragrance, graceful stature, and reliable disposition reflect the fruits of hundreds of years of selective breeding. Your garden should not be without them, whether you manage acres of mixed borders or a few pots on a city balcony.
Lilies prefer cool soil, which argues for shade at their feet from low-growing companions such as Ferns, Geraniums, or Hellebores. Plant Lilies in well-drained soil where they will receive 6–8 hours of sun a day. Delicate and graceful Species Lilies carry their flowers on candelebra-shaped stems and are generally more tolerant of shade. When cutting the flowers for bouquets, remove no more than 1/3 of the stem. This provides sufficient leaves on the remaining stem to renew the bulb for the coming year.
FAMILY Liliaceae (Lily Family)
HABIT Herbaceous | Geophyte
SUN REQUIREMENTS Sun | Partial shade
SOIL Rich, organic soils.
HARDINESS USDA Zone 4 (Coldest zone where hardy)
FLOWERS In April - May, White
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Fragrance