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PlantFiles: Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Cancun'

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

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10 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
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:
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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

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Indie 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.

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

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

Positive sybiltwo 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.

Positive kdjoergensen 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.


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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