Aromatic and possibly one of the most striking and breathtaking flowers. We’re talking about the Oriental Lily. This beautiful perennial is easy to identify and great for amateurs and experienced gardeners.
The Oriental Lily (Lilium Orientalis) is a member of the Lilium genus and is related to other lilies, such as the Asiatic Lily. This bulbous perennial is native to Japan and most often found in the northern hemisphere.
The Oriental Lily has a variety of distinct cultivars, including the Casa Blanca, The Star Gazer, The Sunny Keys, and The Mona Lisa. Colors can include a variety of pinks, reds, purples, and whites.
These plants often grow between 2-6 ft (.6-3 m) which is more significant than their Asiatic counterpart. The Oriental Lily is easy to identify due to its more fragrant nature, often said to perfume the garden or room it’s blooming in.
While Asiatic Lilies bloom in June and July, the Oriental Lily begins to bloom in August.