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PlantFiles: Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Sorpresa'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sorpresa
Hybridized by Vletter & den Haan

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DonnaA2Z On May 14, 2006, DonnaA2Z from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

First of all... I believe your information about the height of the plant to be incorrect at "Height: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)", the correct height would be about 36".

This is a wonderful plant. I planted bulbs in March ... and within a few weeks they emerged and within a month I got blooms. Mine are pure white.

The only down fall that I might would say is that mine have a lot of blooms on a single stem and it weights down the top so they may need support.

Positive vossner On Apr 23, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Purchased at Walmart. Planted inground, part shade in Jan 2006. Started blooming in mid-April. No fragrance. The Lily Nook features this plant as "purest white bloom without a spot".


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

Jacksonville, Florida
Richmond, Texas

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