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PlantFiles: Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Muscadet'

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

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23 members have or want this plant for trade.

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:
(a) Up-facing
(b) Out-facing

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)
6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:


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:

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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7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive celonghurst 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.

Positive laura10801 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!

Positive Marilynbeth On Nov 20, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Love it! Beautiful and fragrant!

As with all my Lilies, the rodents ate the bulbs, so no longer do I have the flowers, but they are worth growing!

Positive TBGDN On Aug 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

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!

Positive jamie68 On Jul 13, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This lily is a reliable grower...sturdy stems support many large blooms easily. Lovely!!

Positive debi_z 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.

Positive MaVieRose 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
Hazard, 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
Dayton, Ohio
Haviland, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Gilmer, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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