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Asiatic Lily
Lilium 'Crimson Pixie'

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

1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Trumpet

Bloom Size:

3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:

Papillae

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Anchorage, Alaska

Kenai, Alaska

Lowell, Michigan

Little Falls, Minnesota

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Fate, Texas

Farmington, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 16, 2006, Corgi_Lily from Lowell, MI wrote:

Starts blooming in early June for me here in Zone 5. Goes on for about a month- due to the different ages of the bulbs. The younger ones bloom a tad bit later. 4 or 5 bulbs put in 5 years ago are now 30+. The deep orange color stays vibrant throughout blooming. I have it in screaming hot, south facing sun all day. I no longer water that perennial border so they are on their own and do fine. It can rain 6 inches in a week or not for a month, so they are adaptable. Mine get just over 2 feet tall at maturity. I have not used them as cut flowers yet- worried that I would not leave enough stem to regenerate the bulb, but with them propagating so fast, I may just start.