Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Spacing: 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)
Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) By dividing the bulb's scales
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On May 29, 2011, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
It's 2011 and this is my favorite of the Oriental Lily.... Mine have been around since 2002 when I first ordered them from Jackson and Perkins. Mine are in full sun and reach a height of at least 4ft and just spill thier frangrance all over the yard...In fact they have even appeared to have multiplied where they are currently growing. I have never staked mine and they have never fallen over either which I am suprised as my other orientals need staking. In fact I love these so much that now that I have a new sun garden areas after some tree removal I have order 10 more of these bulbs from Edenbrothers and have placed them in different areas so I can get MORE of thier devine fragrance.! I planted the new ones in April right when I got the bubs and already I see them sprouting.. I am very excited! I actually have a photo of my older plant from a shots taken in 2008.. check them out
On Aug 26, 2010, foreseen from Hamtramck, MI wrote:
This lily has one of the most beautiful fragrances I have ever experienced in my life! The fragrance is much stronger and more pleasant then any other oriental lilies I have come across. The flowers are big and beautiful. The only negative aspect of this lily is that, like all lilies, it has such a short blooming season and squirrels love to destroy the plants. If only this lily could be an ever-blooming tree in Michigan (sigh lol).
You can't go wrong with these! They are easy to grow and just spectacular. I have grown them for over 11 years. When we moved I brought some of them with me, I put them in pots and dragged them along in the heat of July -- not the best time to move a plant--but they survived and thrived.
On May 19, 2009, Articulady from Palmyra, VA wrote:
I have been growing Casablanca lilies since 1989 - I first purchased 3 bulbs from B & D Lily in Washington State. I have always kept them in big tubs, mostly exposed only to morning sun, although this year I plan to move some into the ground in full sun. I cut the flowers once they start to open and stuff big heavy vases all over the house with them, with no apparent detriment to the next crop. The fragrance and size of the flower (can be 10") are incomparable. The bloom period seems quite short compared to the rest of the year, but they are worth the wait.
On Nov 24, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
This lily is stunning. The bulbs are large and the flower is immense. It prefers full sun, but will do well in partial shade, too. Flowers appear in mid-summer and bloom to fall. It prefers well-drained soil and can't tolerate standing water for very long.
On Jan 18, 2003, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Casa Blanca the most beautiful white lilium and magnificently fragrant specie of oriental lily. The flower is pure white with white specks. The bloom is nearly 11" across from point to point of the flower. The number of buds per stem depends on the age of the bulb, and lenght of time planted in one spot. The bigger the bulb is, the more buds are present. Plant oriental lilies in full sun as leaves and buds form. Once buds begin to form, move in partial shade to protect the bloom from discoloring or drying out.
I personally feed the bulb during planting time with superphosphate and foliar feed with MG 15-30-15 once a week, during growing season until the leaves turn brown. I don't allow oriental lilies to form seed at the expense of next year's bloom. My personal choice is to plant them in pots to be able to bring them indoors.
I never cut the flowers either, I learned my lesson once... when I did not have experience growing oriental lilies, I cut the flowers and part of the stem. The following blooming season, there were no buds or blooms. I had to wait for 2 yrs before it bloomed again. Bringing the plant indoors allow me to keep the flowers fresh for nearly 1 month, also it perfumes a 3 room dwelling.
On Aug 16, 2002, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:
The casablanca bloom has the most wonderful fragrance that carries throughout my whole garden. The long lasting blooms are another plus.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, South Tucson, Arizona Hesperia, California Hoopa, California Sacramento, California Venice, California Denver, Colorado New Haven, Connecticut Old Lyme, Connecticut Westbrook, Connecticut Trenton, Florida Albany, Georgia Aldora, Georgia Lizella, Georgia Paul, Idaho Chicago, Illinois Divernon, Illinois Downers Grove, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Rockford, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Macy, Indiana Meridian Hills, Indiana Davenport, Iowa Keomah Village, Iowa Olathe, Kansas Wichita, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Hebron, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Cumberland, Maine Durham, Maine Sullivan, Maine Sumner, Maine Brimfield, Massachusetts Medford, Massachusetts Norwell, Massachusetts Springfield, Massachusetts Bay City, Michigan Beverly Hills, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Lake Orion, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Westland, Michigan Bemidji, Minnesota Blaine, Minnesota Excelsior, Minnesota Gem Lake, Minnesota St Cloud, Minnesota Greene, New York Nineveh, New York Southold, New York Winston-salem, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Ashland, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Macdonald, Ohio Nashport, Ohio Norman, Oklahoma Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Glocester, Rhode Island Arcadia Lakes, South Carolina Ladys Island, South Carolina Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Aberdeen, South Dakota Rockwood, Tennessee , Texas Arlington, Virginia Church Road, Virginia Lake Monticello, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Chimacum, Washington East Port Orchard, Washington Kalama, Washington Seattle, Washington Walnut Grove, Washington Madison, Wisconsin Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin