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PlantFiles: 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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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:
(c) Down-facing

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:


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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive toriastar 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 ineedacupoftea 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 mkjones 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.


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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