Longiflorum-Asiatic (L.A.) Hybrid Lily
Lilium 'Kiss Me Kate'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Kiss Me Kate
Hybridized by Riverside Gardens
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Division:

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bowl

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Kenai, Alaska

Braselton, Georgia

Divernon, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Peru, Indiana

Inwood, Iowa

Hutchinson, Kansas

Ewing, Kentucky

Lincoln, Nebraska

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Coshocton, Ohio

Dundee, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Pascoag, Rhode Island

Hixson, Tennessee

Lafayette, Tennessee

Gilmer, Texas

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 10, 2009, joandud from White Lake, MI wrote:

This lily performed beautifully in my garden, Zone 5b/6. We moved and didn't take any with us. Wish we had. She's a beauty and very reliable when given good drainage and sun.

Positive

On Oct 26, 2006, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very pretty lily. I just plunked it in the ground 2 years ago and it's been doing fine since. Full sun.

Positive

On Oct 17, 2005, tyshee from Kenai, AK wrote:

Good plant for the north. Interesting color. Fast reproducer. Does fine in sun.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2005, meadowgarden from Rockford, IL (Zone 4b) wrote:

great lily
sturdy, hardy and multiplies readily