Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Sorbonne'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sorbonne
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Division:

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bowl

Flat

Bloom Size:

3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Macy, Indiana

Bay City, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Natchez, Mississippi

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Appleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This was another addition to my lily garden in 2006. Like the others I acquired this year it arrived in a box on Saturday, May 6 around noon. By 4:00 PM it was in the ground looking forward to this day. Although a gorgeous flower by any standard, its appearance is very much like that of Stargazer, but MUCH larger in size. I am amazed the stems can bear the weight. I ordered two bulbs and both have bloomed with three buds each. The color is very rich with a variation in hue deeper into the center of the flower. The white rim around each petal is an added accent to this outstanding bloom.

Positive

On Jul 13, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very pretty!! Lovely shade of pink/magenta.....great, large blooms! One of my favorites!