Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Elodie'

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

1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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:

Conway, Arkansas

Jacksonville, Florida

Urbandale, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

South China, Maine

Bay City, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wells, Minnesota

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
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0
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Positive

On Oct 4, 2014, ricrac from Kirkland, WA wrote:

I've had Elodie for several years now. I planted it in a pot and have kept it yr. round outside on my deck. It's bloomed more and more each yr. Enough so that I feel I can cut a few stems and take them inside. The blooms are a lovely soft pink. There isn't any fragrance, or not enough to upset this allergy sufferer.

When I originally planted it, all I ever did was mix a little potting or planting soil with peat. I probably also gave it some bone meal at that time since it was a bulb.

Since then, if it gets anything, it's the same thing all my other deck plants get -- a little Miracle-Grow maybe 3-4 times from early Spring thru Summer and the past few yrs I've been giving them Super Thrive 2-3 times from Spring to Fall. Other than that, it gets watered when ... read more

Positive

On Jan 4, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Thanks Joan for the post about first year blooms. I thought I got a bum deal from the supplier because mine bloomed as a single. I saw your post though and so I uploaded my picture of a first year bloom. I do like the color on this Lily and it had multiple blooms the first year.
2nd year update: Thanks Joan for the post about first year blooms. I thought I got a bum deal from the supplier because mine bloomed as a single. I saw your post though and so I uploaded my picture of a first year bloom. I do like the color on this Lily and it had multiple blooms the first year. 2nd year update: Elodie is starting to appear as more of a double. I am really in love with this flower. The color is just gorgeous and where I usually am focused on the flower, I love the plant equally in this... read more

Positive

On Jun 16, 2010, JanFRN from St. Albert
Canada wrote:

I began with five bulbs three summers ago. Today there are at least three times as many plants and they are sturdy, hardy and absolutely gorgeous. They're in an area of my yard that is fairly protected, which is what allows them to do so well in my zone 3a garden. They're quite a bit taller than I expected, which turned out to be a blessing because the shrub I planted them behind is a monster!

Neutral

On Jul 24, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

There have been reports that some of the photos in this entry are misidentified because 'Elodie' is described as a double bloom. We've learned that this cultivar is one of those that often blooms as a single in it's first year and then takes on the characteristic double form in subsequent years.