(bulb in pot with soil, not yet sprouting)
When your customers see the dark red blooms of this gorgeous Oriental lily emerge in midsummer, they will want more and more! Rich, deep red lilies face outward to show off their large 6½" size and slightly recurved petals. Speaking of petals… these beauties feature a striking purple-red coloration on the back of each well-formed petal. This variation in hue creates an almost "swirling" effect in the landscape when Corvara is planted in large groupings. Thanks to its lush fragrance, stately 40-48" height and quick-growing nature, this Oriental lily is fabulous for back borders and cutting gardens, too. An excellent perennializer.
(above description from Dutchbulbs.com)
Botanical Name : Lilium oriental 'Corvara' Ship As : Bulb Size : 14-16 CM Suggested Uses: Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers Flower Color : Red Flower Form : Outward facing, 6.5" flower with slightly recurved petals. 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)