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PlantFiles: Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Enchantment'

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

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1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:
(a) Up-facing

Flower Habit:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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

Color Pattern:


Other details:
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
By dividing the bulb's scales
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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By SunshineSue
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mskees On May 13, 2004, mskees from Hampton, VA wrote:

In partial shade this flower seems to be doing wonderfully here in Hampton VA.

Positive SunshineSue On Jul 16, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

Fabulous vivid color of orange just jumps out of the garden!! Clumps should be divided every 4 or 5 years to keep the bulbs vigorous & blooming, adding compost/cattle manure when replanted. As you lift the clump, be careful to not stab any bulbs. Bulbs & bulblets can be easily separated from each other by hand disgarding any damaged bulbs. The tiny bulblets have the potential to become large flowering bulbs so don't disgard these. I always put a couple if inches of sterilized cattle manure at the base of each clump of lilies each spring as well as a good handful of bonemeal & water it in. A handful of bonemeal once they're finished blooming helps feed the bulb for next years growth as well. My favorite way to grow lilies is in a scattered fashion in between other perennials rather than in large clumps. I like the look of them popping up between other plants.


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

Winsted, Connecticut
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Columbia, South Carolina
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Hampton, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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