Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily 'Shocking'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Shocking
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8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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:


Bright Yellow

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Kenai, Alaska

Albany, California

Rockford, Illinois

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Elk River, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Pekin, North Dakota

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 14, 2008, romandoguinn from Albany, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I absolutely love this lily. Mine is planted in a container with several other different things, but proudly 'holds its own'. It's about 3 feet tall. While slightly fragrant during the day, it's intensely fragrant at night-- intoxicating!!!! I planted it in spring of 2007 (it was a very small baby bulb that someone had given me) and this is its first bloom-- summer 2008; and the single stalk has 3 gorgeous blooms. I'm so glad I have this!


On Jul 3, 2004, lincolnitess from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

This orienpet lily is out-to-up facing with 8" flowers that last for up to 2 weeks when cut. Pleasant fragrance without being overpowering. Bright yellow with a crimsom/orange center. The single bulb I planted last fall sent up 2 stalks, one with 3 flowers and one with 2.