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PlantFiles: Longiflorum/Oriental Lily, LO Hybrid
Lilium 'Zanlophator'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Zanlophator
Additional cultivar information: (aka Triumphator)

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5 - Longiflorum hybrids
7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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

Color Pattern:


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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

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8 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A beautiful shade of pink. Blooms June-July in my garden.

Positive LeslieT On Feb 28, 2010, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

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.

Positive sillybug5 On Nov 16, 2009, sillybug5 from Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

A very beautiful Lily with good substance and long to bloom. A winner!

Positive MAF On Nov 10, 2009, MAF from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

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.

Positive thepaperrose On Oct 26, 2009, thepaperrose from Onekama, MI wrote:

My absolute favorite lily thus far!! Mature bulbs with little, if any, watering by me got to nearly 5 ft and had 7 blooms at most! They mature quickly, reproduce quickly, and have an awesome scent!

Positive vossner On May 21, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

absolutely adore this lily. Great fragrance and does well in my Richmond, TX garden. Mine is planted in full sun so it fades a little.

Neutral HostaFanatic On Apr 16, 2007, HostaFanatic from Rockwood, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I am growing these for the first time this year. Hope they are as beautiful as everybody says. Purchased my bulbs at Wal-Mart.

Positive kniphofia On Jul 16, 2005, kniphofia from Morpeth
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought one bulb on ebay this year. It's incredible! I have 3 buds and the first flower has just opened. One of the most stunning lilies I've ever seen, and the scent is just amazing.

I hope this one becomes more readily available. I'd love to add more.

Positive jamie68 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
Durham, Maine
Skowhegan, 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

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