'FIREBOLT' Oriental Lily (Lilium x orientalis 'firebolt')
This deep-violet lily, with mahogany-colored wash blossom is richly hued. The fragrant flowers are strongly up-facing and tend to stay together as they open, making it easy to use as a cut-flower. 'Firebolt' is not a lily for all day or deep shade as the color is lost in shadow. You will want to provide full sun in cooler maritime or mountain locations and light, afternoon shade in warmer climates. 'Firebolt' flowers in July in most locations. Height to 48".
Oriental hybrids have a famously strong fragrance, are tall and stately, and tend to grow more slowly, often blooming in mid to late summer. We only carry these voluptuous beauties for a short time in the spring and fall as they prefer to be in the ground and not on the store shelf. The living bulbs are perishable if not stored properly and when they are ready to sprout, there is no stopping them! If you happen to miss your opportunity at planting the bulbs for yourself, standby and catch our cut-flowers later in the summer!