Big Brother Lily (Lilium ‘Big Brother’)

Big Brother Lily

Big buttery blooms, the Big Brother Lily (Lilium ‘Big Brother’) is a huge Oriental lily with soft yellow petals that fade to light yellow edges. Deliciously fragrant and wide-open landing pads for butterflies and Hummingbirds, these gorgeous stars have multiple blooms per flowering spike for your garden enjoyment!

Backed by lush green leaves and multiple sturdy stems, Oriental Lilies are supreme garden accents, landscape beacons and cut flower focal points! Growing tall and featuring multiple buds per stem, you’ll enjoy a long-lasting display of soft glowing color!

Big Brother Lily is an easy-care Oriental Lily that is USDA growing zone hardy 3 through 8. Returning from perennial bulbs bigger and better every year! Deer and rabbit-resistant, there’s little that fazes these low-maintenance ornamental plants!

Planting and Application:

Big Brother Lilies form tidy clumps of greenery only 6-8 inches wide, but form knock-out 60-inch tall blossoms! This narrow-growing clumping effect is perfect for grouping in containers or pathway gardens alike! Add straight or zigzag rows along a footpath or your front foundation planting for varied colors and butterflies! No landscape is needed for these sun-loving, space-saving blooms! Pot up in windowboxes, in porch and patio mixed planters or even balconies!

Oriental Lily’s star-shaped blooms are stunning vase arrangement additions and perfume the entire room! Every cut flower garden, pollinator border, cottage garden, and front yard berm has room for these space-saving clusters of star-quality ornamentals! Perfect for gardeners of all experience levels!

  • Buttery Soft Yellow & Light Yellow Blooms
  • Huge Star-Shaped Fragrant Flowers for Butterflies
  • Strappy Green Leaves & Sturdy Stems
  • Clump-Forming Ornamental Flowering Perennial Bulbs
  • Perfect Bed & Border Blooms, Container Plants, Landscape Accents

Tips for Care:

Oriental Lilies love the sun but do appreciate afternoon shade in the hottest climates. Plant in about any well-drained soil with moderate moisture and fertility. Deadhead after bloom but leave the foliage until frost so they can make food for the bulbs, then prune to the ground when they die back in late autumn.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead After Bloom & Prune Back Late Autumn
  • Likes Mulched Beds

Big Brother Lily has soft buttery yellow blooms but immense size and impact on your landscape

Big Brother Lily (Lilium ‘Big Brother’) Details

Common name Big Brother Lily
Botanical name Lilium 'Big Brother'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 60 inches
Width 12 - 16 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time After Foliage Yellows
Flower color Yellow, White