Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily
Lilium 'American Spirit'

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

8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Recurved

Bloom Size:

6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:

Brushmarks

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Des Plaines, Illinois

Meservey, Iowa

Louisville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Lincoln, Nebraska

Southold, New York

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gilmer, Texas

Cascade-fairwood, Washington

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 8, 2005, fritchick from King Of Prussia, PA wrote:

I was a purist. My favorite was always Casa Blanca. Until American Spirit arrived in my garden three years ago. It is a magnificent lily, will grow in part shade and astound you with color and fragrance too amazing to describe. About 3' tall and wonderous. Nothing compares. I never fail to receive amazed compliments on it whether in my garden or if I snip one off the plant to bring to my desk at the office. As fragrant as a Casa Blanca but not overwhelming as a Stargazer. Grow this lily. Pictures do not do justice.