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PlantFiles: Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'First Class'

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

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Division:
1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:
(a) Up-facing

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:
Trumpet

Bloom Size:
3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

Soil pH requirements:
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
From bulbils

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 stormyla On Nov 19, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

These lilies grow very well in the bone dry soil and deep shade under my Maples. Their neon orange color really stands out in the dark area beneath the trees.

Regional...

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

Gaylesville, Alabama
Hoopa, California
Lincoln, Nebraska
Belfield, North Dakota
Canton, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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