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Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Aubade'

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

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

(b) Out-facing

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

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

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Flower Shape:

Recurved

Bloom Size:

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

6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Brushmarks

Papillae

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Regional

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

Hesperia, California

Trenton, Florida

Divernon, Illinois

Durham, Maine

Falmouth, Maine

Bay City, Michigan

Brunswick, Missouri

Englishtown, New Jersey

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 7, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Very nice lily, blooms a little later and longer than my other orientals. Subtle and fine, they add elegance to the perennial garden.

Positive

On Jul 2, 2002, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Aubade oriental lilium has white petal with yellow band in the center. specked are white. bloom is 8" in circumference. very fragrant and attractive bloom. plant bulb in full sun, once the buds appear, keep in shade to preserve the beauty of the bloom. long lasting bloom. hummingbirds, butterfly and bees loves this plant. very attractive lilium.