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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Division:

1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Trumpet

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Jacksonville, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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".