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Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily
Lilium 'Touching'

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

8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:

(c) Down-facing

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Brushmarks

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

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:

Clifton, Colorado

Dallas, Georgia

Divernon, Illinois

South China, Maine

Lowell, Michigan

Roswell, New Mexico

, Newfoundland and Labrador

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Roanoke, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Jul 18, 2007, toriastar from Arlington, VA wrote:

These grow well for me in Virginia, they seem to last a while, and are a wonderful cream with a crimson center, with full, dark foliage underneath. I prefer their scent to that of a stargazer. It's a little more subtle, muskier, nice! I got mine from Brent & Becky's.

Positive

On Oct 16, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

I acquired mine from Scheepers too. -Well recommended.
This variety has a great spicey fragrance, and flowers hold well but fade in heat over 85 degrees. All the better if you like pale colors.

Positive

On Jun 7, 2005, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

My first experience with the Orienpet hybrids. Marvellous results--the foliage itself is nicely tall and full....a pretty plant. The bloom is large and spectacular. My first bloom this morning took my breath away. And, I'm not a huge lily fan! John Scheepers, from where I purchased mine, lists its description as, "Soft ivory-yellow blooms with rose-red brushmarks and light raspberry speckles." It's very accurate.