Oriental Lily 'Playtime' is one of Wendy's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
I love all the lilies I grow, but every once in a while, one will bloom and take my breath away. That is what happened when ‘Playtime’ bloomed last summer. The colours were so crisp and the fragrance so strong, I had to keep taking pictures and taking in the fragrance.
Everyone loves their playtime and with a colour combo like this one - 'Playtime' will be a huge hit. Fragrant, ruffled, big beautiful blooms. 'Playtime' is a very fragrant lily that will grow quite tall in your garden. The white petals are splashed with raspberry strokes, lemon yellow bands that dive into the throat and then it’s covered with lovely dark freckles. Each flower unique and beautiful.
Oriental Lilies are the most popular type of lily that we offer...people just can't get enough of them and once you've grown them yourself you'll know why! The flowers themselves can reach 10 in - 25 cm in size and their long lasting blooms make a wonderful cut flower. When planted in groups, their fragrance will fill the garden so be sure to plant a few in well placed containers near the front and back entrances...you'll be glad you did!
Since Oriental Lilies can grow to a height of 4 ft - 120 cm we suggest planting them in sun or partial shade protected from strong winds. Plant them 12 in - 30 cm apart in a rather heavy soil with an ample supply of humus and good drainage. Remove faded flowers and do not cut back stems until autumn. Bulbs should not be lifted but left in the soil to bloom annually for many years.