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)
Until now, the only reliable lily I've planted that would really naturalize in the Houston area had been the Philippine Lily (Lilium philippinense formosanum). . . until Triumphator. I was dubious about this new lily, but they are multiplying nicely in my Bellaire garden. I have them planted where they are spared hot Western afternoon sun. The blooms are gorgeous and fragrant. Well worth growing in 9b.
Great LO Hybrid! No need for staking, huge, outfacing flowers that open somewhat flatter than Easter lilies and extremely fragrant. The deep rose-pink throat really stands out against the base petal color too. Be aware though that this lily emerges from the soil very early (late March in south-west Michigan) and the new shoots need to be protected from hard frosts and freezes. The throat color also fades to a light pink after only a couple of days in full sun. Each stem typically has a mere 5-7 buds but my two clumps are showy for aprox. 3 weeks which isn't too shabby for Lilium. A relatively fast multiplier too which is good since everyone that sees it wants a piece.
On Jul 13, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is simply the most stunning lily I grow, and I must have 20 different lilies!! A beautiful, easy, fragrant, sturdy lily - a definite must have!!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Kenai, Alaska Moose Creek, Alaska Arcata, California San Leandro, California Jacksonville, Florida Tampa, Florida Hampton, Illinois Washington, Illinois Coatesville, Indiana Barbourville, Kentucky Cornville, Maine Durham, Maine South China, Maine Bay City, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan Onekama, Michigan Trenton, Michigan Elk River, Minnesota Los Alamos, New Mexico Southold, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Kernersville, North Carolina Portland, Oregon Osceola, Pennsylvania Rockwood, Tennessee Alvin, Texas Bellaire, Texas Richmond, Texas Magna, Utah Leesburg, Virginia Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington Wild Rose, Wisconsin