Scheherazade Lily

(Lilium ‘Scheherazade’)

Scheherazade Lily Jim Ault, director of ornamental plant research, loves lilies, especially the Orienpets, hybrids between the Oriental and Trumpet lilies. “‘Scheherazade’ is an older Orienpet, lacking the fragrance of the newer selections but making up for it with a profusion of 6-inch-wide flowers in raspberry-red with a green-and-yellow throat and white edging,” Ault said. A reliable and hardy perennial, ‘Scheherazade’ begins flowering in July through August on vigorous, disease-free stems that can tower above 7 feet; visitors will find this lily in the Bulb Garden.