Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Cobra'

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

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Recurved

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Jacksonville, Florida

Columbia, South Carolina

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 27, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I took a chance and planted two of these this year -- in zone 4a. They are thriving and blooming beautifully. If they make it through the winter, I'll call them really fantastic!
Update summer 2013: winter is NOT the problem. Rabbits seem to think these are candy. Fortunately, I have discovered a product that works, called Repellex. The rabbits ate all of my lilies, I replanted with the Repellex, and now I have some nice lilies again. Cobra is a favorite!