Stevens and Son Wholesale Florist is the largest grower of Asiatic and Oriental lilies in the Rocky Mountain region. Our Asiatic Lilies can be shipped in various stages of bud development. We prefer to ship the flowers with closed buds to avoid damage in transit. Pollen should be removed from the flowers to prevent petal staining. Nearly all Asiatic Lilies have virtually no fragrance. The Society of American Florist recommends keeping lilies out of the reach of cats. Vase life is 4 to 10 days depending on bud stage and environmental conditions.
Colors and Varieties We Grow
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Blue Grade #1 – 3+ blooms per stem
Red Grade #2 – 2 blooms per stem
Green Grade #3 – 1 bloom per stem
- Sold in:
Bunches (10 stems per bunch)
Here’s a Tip on Opening Lilies Faster:
We grow our own Asiatic and Oriental Lilies which means that our customers receive the freshest Lilies on the market. Sometimes this also means that the Lilies arrive at the shop tight.
To speed opening of a Stevens Lily cut about an inch off the bottom of the bunch and lay the bunch on a table out of water for 2 to 3 hours. Then re-cut and place the Lilies in cold water that has Chrysal Bulb Formula Flower Food mixed with the water. This will cause the buds to open quicker than normal processing.
There are other tricks to speed up Lilies such as: Warm water and/or warm air treatments, Bagging the Lilies to trap ethylene, and placing the Lilies in direct sun light or under grow lamps.
Some of the varieties that we grow include:
Bi-colors: Cancun, Corrida, Latvia, Royal Sunset, Royal Present
Burgundy to Red: Black Out, High Class, Lanzarote, Nerone, Original Love, Red Alert, Royal Song
Peach: Menorca, Springfield
Pinks: Algrave, Allegretto, Brindisi, Divine, Elegant Lady, Samur, Toronto, Vermeer
Oranges: Brunello, Costello, Lacorno, Nello, Orange Tycoon, Tresor
Whites: Cosenza, Courier, Dontello, Kelso, Liago, Litouwen, Navarra, Navona, Snow Storm, Sorpressa, White Tycoon
Yellows: Ceb Dazzle, Grand Cru, Gironde, Golden Tycoon, London
Please consult with your sales representative for this weeks availability of our “Home Grown” Asiatic Lilies.