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Asiatic Lily 'Cancun'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cancun
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1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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:


Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:



Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:




Other details:

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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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Juneau, Alaska

Kenai, Alaska

Jacksonville, Florida

Chadwick, Illinois

Divernon, Illinois

Dayton, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Beverly, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Lake George, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Apex, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 19, 2011, Indie from Medway, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Extremely vigorous grower. It is much taller than I expected. The bulbs were labeled at 24" - 30", however several of my second year plants are over 5 feet tall! I do wish the blooms lasted longer, however they are so beautiful when in bloom. I have their roots in the shade behind a bush and the tops in the sun.


On Jun 22, 2010, burningrome from Toronto,
Canada wrote:

The earliest blooming lily in my Toronto garden ... multiplies fast!


On Mar 15, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I, too, have found it to be very vigorous within a short few years in my zone 4 garden. Very bright, hot color.


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

Very hot colors; combination of orange/yellow and red.

The lily is an extremely prolific multiplier. It is not uncommon that a single lily can create a group of 10 or more in just a few years. Very vigorous.