(bulb in pot with soil, not yet sprouting)
A truly stunning addition to the cutting garden, border or presentation bed, Big Smile features gorgeous 6" tricolor blooms of white accented beautifully with deep purple-red flames and yellow, star-shaped centers—a dazzling combo indeed. This Oriental lily is an excellent perennializer, dependably producing more lilies per stem each year. We suggest planting Big Smile where the out-facing flowers can be readily enjoyed by visitors or passersby. The flowers' lovely fragrance adds a sultry touch to evening strolls through the midsummer landscape. For best results, lily bulbs should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil, though it will tolerate some heavier soils.
(above description from Dutchbulbs.com)
Botanical Name : Lilium oriental 'Big Smile' Ship As : Bulb Size : 16-18 CM Suggested Uses: Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers Flower Color : Red, Yellow, White Flower Form : 6" outward facing flowers Foliage Type : Linear, green leaves arranged in whorls or spirals up the stems. Mature Spread : 9 - 12 inches Spacing: 9 - 12 inches Growing Tips Planting Instructions : 6" deep and 9-12" apart Soil Moisture : Prefers well drained soil, but will tolerate heavier soils. Will Tolerate : Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil Pruning Instructions : Don't remove leaves until they have died down in fall. They help provide nourishment to the bulb for next season's blooms. Winter Care : Mulch is advisable in colder areas Planting Depth :6" deep Watering Requirements :Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater. Fertilization Requirements :Once per year Special Care :Not needed
(info from Dutchbulbs.com)