Lilium Pink Flight
Lilium Pink Flight
Outfacing flowers are deep coral pink and have red anthers for emphasis. It was bred in 1971 and is marketed by the Lily Company BV (Holland). The long flower stalks are well spaced along the tall stems. It blooms in mid-July. The flowers are down-facing and have no scent. The Pink Flight lily is an Asiatic Hybrid Lily (Tiger lily), which is native to China, Japan and Korea. It measures 120 cm in height. The name of the variety sounds like 'Pink Flight' in translation.
Tiger lilies (Lilium lancifolium or Lilium tigrinum) are perennial bulbous plants that can reach up to 75-150 cm in height.
They were first described by the famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753.
The name 'tiger' probably refers to the dark purple or black spots on the petals.
There are two varieties: Oriental Tiger Lilies (Lilium lancifolium or tigrinum) - propagated by bulbs that form in the leaf axils (or by division) and Wild Tiger Lilies (Ditch Lily) - propagated by tuberous roots.
Tiger lilies are fascinating with their large, fiery orange flowers with dark mottling. You may well remember them from your grandmother's garden, where they were lost amongst the peonies and lilacs.
Today, largely nostalgic lilies have been supplanted by newer hybrids with distinctive colouration.
Oriental tiger lilies used to be grown as a food crop in the East. All thanks to their edible bulbs, which taste like our potatoes.
In the west, they were planted in perennial gardens, as ornamental plants.
These plants are winter-hardy and unpretentious.
The flower-bearing stems are usually stiff and tough.
They are capable of producing up to ten flowers per stem. The flowers grow in masses at the top of a single stem.
The flowers can be simple or tigers (Lilium lancifolium flora-pleno).
Simple tiger lilies consist of six stamens, one pistil. The anthers are large and highly visible.
The sepals are spectacularly curved.
The flowers are tepals, which can reach up to 8-15 cm in diameter.
Orange is the dominant flower colour, but there are also yellow, white and red varieties of tiger lily.
The leaves are lanceolate, densely sessile.
The flowers exude a strong, sweet and distinctly lily-like fragrance.
There is an old legend that if you smell the flowers of a tiger lily, you will get freckles.
We highly recommend decorating your garden by planting at least three bulbs of this beautiful lily. When this plant finishes flowering, its stems should be cut off about 10 cm above the ground.
|Price per package||€4,95|
|Plant Height||95-100 cm|
|Suitable as cutting flower||Yes|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 4-5|
How to Plant
Guide and tips for plantinglilium(lily) bulbs
Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil.
Dig a hole that is 2-3 times deeper than the height of the bulb.
Mix some compost or other organic matter into the soil at the bottom of the hole.
Place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing up.
Fill the hole with soil and gently firm the soil around the bulb.
Water the soil until it is evenly moist.
Cover the area with a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Water the bulb regularly, making sure not to let the soil dry out completely.
As the plant grows, provide support to the stem to prevent it from bending or breaking.
After the flowers have faded, cut the stem off at the base and continue to care for the plant by watering it regularly and providing it with full sun or partial shade.
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Lilium Pink Flight