Known as the Queens of all lilies these magnificent lilies are generally derived from the Japanese species auratum and speciosum. They are the classic late bloomers and continue the lily display, depending on the variety, into September.

These lilies are characterised by their enormous flowers, intense fragrance, and vivid colours.

The Oriental Hybrids are amongst the tallest of all lilies, many growing to over a metre tall. This group is particularly useful for the border where contrasting height is required, especially when combined with some of the dwarf oriental varieties. Try to avoid planting too close to hedges or large trees where they will have to compete for moisture. If growing in an exposed location support the plants by inserting canes close to the stem when the plant is about 60cm tall.