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Grow a few Oriental lilies for late summer bouquets. Among the most spectacular of perennials, Oriental lilies (Lilium orientalis) grow from 2 to 6 feet tall and offer prettily speckled flowers, heavy fragrance and an ability to bloom in late summer when most other bulbs have long since finished. They flourish outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Because Oriental lilies are hybrids, they don't come true from seed, but those propagated from bulb scales should be clones of their mother.
Planted this spring in my garden.
Spotted on May 16, 2018
Submitted on May 16, 2018