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PlantFiles: Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Mona Lisa'

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

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7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing

Flower Habit:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:


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)

Patent Information:

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Caedi25 On Mar 5, 2010, Caedi25 from Kirkland, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Received a "Mona" from my green-thumb mum several years ago, repotted it in a larger container after the first year's bloom and it has been expanding and reblooming ever since. Mona's pot lives on the deck near the door so that incredible scent can follow me into the house. Endearing and enduring!

Positive avieremy On Jun 27, 2007, avieremy from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Do these plants bloom just once, if not how do you get blossoms to continue to grow?

Positive kdjoergensen On Nov 21, 2004, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of the absolute best lilies. It is short and therefore excellent for pot culture. It is extremely handsome and very reliable. Its flowers are huge for the plant size. The coloring is wonderful.


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

Loganville, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Galva, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Gardiner, Maine
South China, Maine
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Bay City, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Claremont, New Hampshire
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Whiting, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Springfield, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
West Newton, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Kirkland, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin

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