Asiatic Hybrid Lily, Tango Lily
Lilium 'Honey Bee'

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

1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Flower Shape:

Flat

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

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)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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:

Mesa, Arizona

Miami, Florida

Rexburg, Idaho

Southold, New York

Magna, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 29, 2011, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is my second year with this lily. I am very impressed with the striking beauty it adds to my lily garden. Mine do have slightly down curled leaves, but not enough to say that they are recurved. I love having this lily. Many flowers per stem.

Positive

On Aug 16, 2009, flowergenie from Fruitland, ID (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased this plant last year and it already has three bulbs coming up. It is a very pretty plant and an eye catcher!