OT in OT hybrid lilies stands for Oriental x Trumpet. OT hybrid lilies are obtained from a cross between oriental hybrid and trumpet lilies because the naturally present crossbreeding barrier could be broken. The result is an entirely new stronger type of lily with unique flower colours and very large flowers that come back larger each year. OT hybrid lilies can reach heights of more than 150 cm after a few years. They bloom from mid to late summer. These lilies are suitable for perennial planting and can also be planted in pots or planters.
OT hybrid lilies cultivation
• Ensure a sufficiently deep plant bed. Maintains a planting depth of 8 cm plus the height of the bulb. (or +/- 15 cm)
• In the spring, deposit 15 cm deep with each lily a free supplied capsule with organic herbal which prevents harmful leaf insects.
• All lilies can also be planted in pots or trays, from which excess water can run out, with a wminimum layer of 15 cm of potting soil at the bottom.
• When planting, ensure that the lily bulbs are covered with a good layer of moisture and air permeable potting soil.
• Ensure that the lilies can dispose of sufficient water immediately after planting.
• Keep the plant bed free of weeds after planting.
• Plant Tagetes next to the lilies, which attract insects that fight aphids.
• Plant lavender next to the lilies, the strong scent repels harmful insects.
• Remove the dead crop after flowering to prevent mold.
• If You are planning a perennial planting, it is advisable to apply a layer quality compost and a little cow manure every year after the crop has been removed (eventual in the form of dried cow manure pellets)."