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Big News® Oriental Lily

Lilium Big News®
SKU: HC018004
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With towering stems and bright white trumpet-shaped flowers, 'Big News' Oriental Lily (Lilium orientalis) adds an elegant presence to the summer garden. With huge flowers up to 12 inches across and a sweet, rich fragrance, it’s impossible to miss. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies love the blooms, and they make lovely cut flowers too. It’s easy to grow and deer resistant. Blooming in mid-to-late summer, they will add a sweet surprise to a sunny setting.
key features
Botanical Name
Lilium Big News®
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
48" tall
Bloom Time


Showy 'Big News' Oriental Lily (Lilium orientalis) has it all with towering stems and white trumpet-shaped flowers. Plant them in a full sun location in well-draining soil – they won’t tolerate soggy roots.Add some compost or organic fertilizer when planting. A good way to grow ‘Big News’ is to let it grow up among other perennials or shrubs, so that its root area is shady and moist while its blooms can have 6-8 hours of sun per day. This also gives the large plant support and makes for a wonderful summer surprise when they flower. Great in containers too, they don’t mind crowding and will scent an entire patio or deck with sweet perfume. Long-lasting as cut flowers, pick them when the buds are colored, and the bottom flower is just beginning to open. Snip out the stamens so they don’t stain your tablecloth.