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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:
(a) Up-facing

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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:

Bloom Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:


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

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive joandud 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 kooger 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 tyshee On Oct 17, 2005, tyshee from Kenai, AK wrote:

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

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

great lily
sturdy, hardy and multiplies readily


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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