Lilium Manisa

This orienpet is an example of a cross that takes after its Trumpet parent.  I have grown it for many years and it is one of the earliest to open its flowers, usually by mid July.

The flowers are a combination of warm yellow in the center fading to cream around the edges and cream in bud.  They are intensely fragrant, perhaps more fragrant than the others..?…

They are also fast growing and will reach 7’/2+m in about 5-6 years.  They are quite something on a warm summer night, glowing in the dark and looming above one’s head.