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Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily 'Altari'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Altari
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6 - Trumpet/Aurelian hybrids

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

Seed Collecting:

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:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Mountain View, California

Chadwick, Illinois

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Gardiner, Maine

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Pittsford, New York

Southold, New York

Xenia, Ohio

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 30, 2010, huntnlabs from Xenia, OH wrote:

Beautiful fragant blooms. When I first planted the bulbs the stems grew up above my spouting (9' +/-). After 15 yrs they are only getting about 4' high. I've never divided them or anything. Can someone tell me what I need to do - how/what to fertilize them with as I'm going to dig them and replant to spread them out.


On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Altari - cranberry crush with whipped cream edges; lovely.

This exciting new group of lilies is a result of hybridizing fragrant oriental lilies with the regal, large flowered trumpet lilies. The selection process is rigorous where strengths of both groups are sought; produces larger flowers, stronger stems and more vigor.

Color: White Pink
Flowering Time: Mid Summer
Sun vs Shade: Full Sun Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Average
Zones: 4 5 6 7 8