Asiatic Lily 'Fata Morgana'


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

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Kenai, Alaska

Sacramento, California

Lancaster, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Lexington, Massachusetts

Tawas City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

Dallas, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 17, 2005, tyshee from Kenai, AK wrote:

Doubles do poorly in Alaska in the colder regions. Fata Morgana is the exception. A newly planted bulb will take a few years to establish but when it does, it is one of the most spectacular lilies in your garden. Grows taller than normal here and best in a grouping. Once established reproduction is good. It needs some space to develop so do not plant too close. Does well in sun in the warm spots of your gaden but does need to be watered.