Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Golden Elegance Strain'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Elegance Strain
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Division:

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Flat

Ruffled

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Papillae

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

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

Regional

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

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 7, 2006, JoanNC from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Plant had four stems, many flowers, though just moved last fall. However, something (must have been deer as buds were at least five foot above ground) ate all of the buds off one stem. Others bloomed beautifully. My plant has slightly less gold markings than the pictures displayed, but that is normal since it is a strain (that is, grown from seed). Seems too vigorous here for a pure Oriental--I expect it is an Orienpet (Oriental X Trumpet hybrid). A striking addition to any flower garden and needs no staking in spite of its height.