First bunches of eyeliner lilies picked at flower farm

Katrin Rosse with eyeliner lilies
Katrin Rosse says the lilies have just been picked at Robertson Flower Farm.

The rainy weather has the lilies ready to bloom at Robertson Flower Farm.

The team at the local farm have announced their first bunches of lilies have been freshly picked and are available at their roadside stall on Bargara Road.

Farm manager Katrin Rosse said lily season was an exciting time and with more rain forecast the flowers would be blooming in the fields over the next few weeks.

She said the flowers now available for sale were called Asiatic lilies of the eyeliner variety.

“This is our customers' favourite,” Katrin said

“Once the flowers open up, they have a thin black line on the edge, just like eyeliner.”

Katrin said the flowers grown at the Robertson Flower Farm were enjoyed by people far and wide.

“We supply to lots of the florists and other shops in the region and we also send our lilys to the Brisbane markets,” she said.

“We have lots of people come to our flower roadside stall every Friday.”

Beautiful bunches at Robertson Flower Farm.

Perfect climate for lilies

Katrin said an ideal climate made lilies easy to grow in Bundaberg.

“The Bundaberg area has what we call ‘soft winters' which means we can grow our lilies in an open field, not inside,” she said.

“This makes them look much healthier and beautiful and they are always farm fresh.”

Katrin said lilies were a stunning flower available in many different looks.

“They come in so many colours like white, pink, yellow, orange and more,” she said.

“There is just so much variety.”

Visit the farm stall on Bargara Road each Friday or across the Mother's Day weekend.

Flowers galore

Katrin said Roberston Flower Farm not only grew and sold beautiful eyeliner lilies, but many other flowers with plenty for sale over the upcoming Mother's Day weekend.

“There will be oh-so-many beautiful bunches to choose from!” she said.

“Chrysanthemums, lilies, sunflowers and celosia, all straight from the farm as fresh as you can get them.

“Bunches with different sizes start from $15, mixed up or all straight, you choose.”

Fresh flowers are available from the Roberston Flower Farm at 451 Bargara Road every Friday and on May 10, 11 and 12 for Mother's Day.

To find out more, head to the Roberston Flower Farm Facebook page.