Oriental Lily
Lilium speciosum var. album

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: speciosum var. album
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Division:

9 - Species

Flower Habit:

(c) Down-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Flower Shape:

Recurved

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Papillae

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Sonoma, California

Divernon, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Florence, Mississippi

Portland, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 31, 2009, bottlegreen from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

I planted 25 of these in the fall of 2007. I'm pretty sure they didn't flower (even come up?) last year--how could I have missed them?! This season they're spectacular dotted here and there thoughout the garden. The only problem is some yellowing of the leaves. But they're so lovely that I'm ordering more.

Positive

On Nov 28, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Last lily in garden to bloom, usually mid to late August.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2008, plntsrok from Detroit, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

This too just bloomed today here in Detroit, (8/11/08). No fragrance so far, although I haven't visited it at night yet.