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PlantFiles: Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily
Lilium 'Scheherazade'

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

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8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing
(c) Down-facing

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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

Color Pattern:


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RigaGal On Feb 5, 2012, RigaGal from Churchville, NY wrote:

This lily grows to at least 6 ft tall with multiple stems after a couple of seasons, yet does not need staking. The blooms are large and dark red with a light yellow edge that fades to white and gets broader as the flower ages. With several sets of buds, this blooms longer than other lilies. Blooms in late July and early August here. Does not require acidic soil like oriental lilies and grows well without pampering.

Positive peoniae On Jul 10, 2009, peoniae from Malvern, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

We had two of these lilies when we bought our house, we now have twenty four of them. Not very fragrant but have abundant flowers and are quite tall, look pretty stately.

Positive jmorth On Nov 27, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the tallest and robust lilies I have.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Scheherazade - extremely tall and floriferous, this lily has perennialized in our garden for years! approximately 10' tall!
-----From Brent & Becky's

Positive sterhill On Jul 19, 2005, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta - does very well here - blooms after Stargazer and before Casa Blanca so it is a very nice lily to fill in the progression...

Positive funny On Oct 26, 2003, funny from La Center, WA wrote:

Scheherazade should be in every garden! It is very hardy, very beautiful, and gets bigger every year. I could'nt be more pleased with this affordable garden gem. I'm not sure which one stops more traffic.Lilium;Scheherazade or Silk Road, both are incredible and very garden worthy!!


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

Anchorage, Alaska
Clifton, Colorado
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Chadwick, Illinois
Divernon, Illinois
Niles, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
Inwood, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
South China, Maine
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Bay City, Michigan
Lincoln, Nebraska
Churchville, New York
Southold, New York
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
La Center, Washington
Whitehall, Wisconsin

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