Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: 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: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple) White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Flower Shape: Flat Ruffled
Bloom Size: 3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm) 6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)
Color Pattern: Spotted
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
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
On Aug 18, 2010, celonghurst from Qualicum Beach Canada wrote:
This is my most successful Oriental. I have them in large pots and in their second year they have produced as many as a dozen huge, fragrant, dramatically- coloured blooms on each sturdy stem.They were not first quality bulbs to begin with either.
On Oct 30, 2007, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
Absolutely gorgeous lily with a sweet/spicy powerful fragrance. It has been growing at least 5' tall in 1/2 shade amongst hosta and vinca in my back flower bed. Each stalk is loaded with 6-10, big white flowers with a striking bold pink speckle pattern inside. I find I must stake these beauties, or else rain will knock them over to the point where the stems break. I just bought 5 more bulbs to plant in my mostly sunny front border. I hope I get similar results!
I only added this lily this spring, planting two bulbs on May 6th. I honestly did not expect any blooms, but I was rewarded with three buds on each stem. The blooms are large for first year flowers, and the stems barely reached 24" in their first year. I can only imagine how they will improve next year. Very worthwhile!
On Mar 9, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
an early blooming oriental, she is smaller in stature and looks wonderful scattered between bushes and perennials throughout my front bed. this shades her feet too. i planted mine in may of 2003 and she was blooming and gorgeous, in my morning sun garden, by july 25th. if she was this beautiful this year, i can't wait for next year.
On Jul 20, 2002, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Muscadet oriental lilies has extremely large blooms, almost 11 inches across. The petals are pure white with maroon specks with greenish star and are fragrant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gaylesville, Alabama Fremont, California Cos Cob, Connecticut Old Lyme, Connecticut Des Plaines, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Macy, Indiana Waverly, Iowa Ewing, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky South China, Maine Springfield, Massachusetts Bay City, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Florence, Mississippi Los Alamos, New Mexico Averill Park, New York Southold, New York Syracuse, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Haviland, Ohio Huber Heights, Ohio East Norriton, Pennsylvania Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina Greenville, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina , Texas Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Kalama, Washington Vancouver, Washington Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin South Milwaukee, Wisconsin