Blooming in mid summer, Trumpet Lilies enjoy a heavy, sweet fragrance and their huge waxy trumpet flowers, up to 6-10 in. long (15-25 cm), may be pendant, widely flaring in a shallow bowl shape or be upward facing. Adding distinction and elegance to the garden, their colors vary from pure glistening white to bright gold, yellow, pink, plum, apricot, with some having dramatic maroon petals on the outside of the trumpet.
- Tall and magnificent, they are easy to grow, produce up to 12-15 blooms per stalk for a spectacular long display and add color to the perennial border, at a time when it is lacking.
- Trumpet Lilies gradually blend into Aurelians as the season progresses. Aurelian hybrids are derived from a combination of Trumpet Lilies and Lilium Henryi (Henry's Lily), a tightly recurved lily, which accounts for the flaring of the petals, the wide bowls, sunbursts, and stars of these Aurelian Lilies.
- These late bloomers enjoy a long flowering season thanks to the occasional presence of secondary or tertiary buds.
Here is a list of favorite fragrant trumpet lilies. Keep them well watered in a sunny location and you will be rewarded with weeks of abundant blooms!