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PlantFiles: Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily
Lilium 'American Original'

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

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Division:
8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Clary On Jul 6, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Large mildly fragrant flowers the color of cantaloupe with a russet center. Fragrance is that of an oriental lily. Strong stems, many flowers per stem, this has performed well in my garden. I do have to tie them up because they lean, but I think that the stems will strengthen as the plants mature; they also reach for light due to the location. After three years the plants are 5.5 feel tall. These make a bold statement! I have them paired with crocosmia Emily MacKenzie.

Regional...

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

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania



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