Longiflorum-Asiatic (L.A.) Hybrid Lily
Lilium 'Suncrest'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Suncrest
Hybridized by Bischoff Tulleken Lelies
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Division:

8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Kenai, Alaska

Corte Madera, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Divernon, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Inwood, Iowa

Beverly, Massachusetts

Osceola, Pennsylvania

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 26, 2012, Tarragon13 from Beverly, MA wrote:

This is a very unique L.A. lily that stands 3 to 4 ft. in my zone 6 garden. The scented flowers are soft butter yellow sprinkled with dark purple speckles. Very unusual. Mail ordered 6 bulbs in 2010 from B&D Lilies (WA) - bulbs were large and very healthy on arrival.

Positive

On Oct 6, 2008, dijet from Lake Geneva, WI wrote:

I've had this lily for a few years and this past spring, I noticed the bulb was emerging from the ground. I left it until this fall (didn't seem to affect the blooms) and just recently dug it up to bury it deeper, only to find multiple bulbils of all sizes running up the stem. Very fragrant blooms, too!

Diane (dijet) in Lake Geneva, WI

Positive

On Oct 22, 2005, tyshee from Kenai, AK wrote:

This is probably the most prolific lily I have. It multiplies extremely fast and is also the second tallest lily I have. It is much taller than anything I have read on it but again I live where we have extremely long summer days and this could be a contributing factor.

Positive

On Jun 24, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a beautiful lily that blooms well, even in high heat. The color is very unique and lovely.