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Lily Olympic Torch

Hybrid Lily, Lilies Like A Tree

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Delightfully Fragrant
Introduced to commemorate the London Olympics in 2012. Blushed-pink elongated buds open to outward-facing flowers. Large pink flowers with flames of red on each petal don throats with glowing embers of yellow. Delightfully fragrant. This Hybrid Lily is a cross between Oriental and Trumpet Lilies. Naturalizes well! Make sure to position this in the back of your border. Its lush bright-green linear foliage is a magnificent backdrop for other perennials in your sun-filled garden. It will successively grow taller each year. Lily Olympic Torch will grow 3-4 the first year, 5-6 the second year and often within three years, it can reach heights up to 8. Much like the practice derived from ancient Greece, we hope our Lily Olympic Torch will welcome all to your garden and relay the same message of peace and friendship.

Code BLIOT

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Tall 72-96"

Spacing Plant 10-12" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Lily General Information

Lilies Like a Tree are fragrant giant Lilies that are a cross between Oriental and Trumpet Lilies. Flowers are held on sturdy stems. Perfect for the back of the border, they will steadily increase in height and each year plants will produce more flowers.

Lily Plant Care

Lilies like direct sunlight and well-drained soil. Plant 10-12" apart and 6" deep. Do not remove or cutback stalks until complete dieback has occurred in the fall, it could weaken the bulb.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December