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PlantFiles: Trumpet Lily
Lilium 'African Queen'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: African Queen

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

6 - Trumpet/Aurelian hybrids

Flower Habit:
(b) Out-facing

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:
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Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive plushweasels On Nov 7, 2010, plushweasels from Braidwood, IL wrote:

This lily has really taken off. I planted two of them about 4 years ago. One has grown to about 7 feet tall, the other is about 5 1/2 feet. Wonderful fragrance too. I've never seen anything like it!

Positive Scheherazade On Aug 8, 2009, Scheherazade from Toledo, OH wrote:

In 2008 Fall, we planted many Trumpet, Orienpet and Oriental Lilies including some well known varieties like Silk Road, Scheherazade, Black Beauty, etc. Since some of the Orienpets were somewhat expensive and high in the popularity polls, we gave the Orienpets the best spots in our garden. Thus the lowly trumpets had to go in less desirable areas.

In mid-spring of 2009, we were pleasantly surprised at the growth and beauties of the trumpet lilies even in part shade and with less care. Among all of them the African Queen pleased us most. They were tall, gorgeous, and bright golden color and totally pest and disease free. On the contrary, the so-called renowned lilies like some of the OT's were thin, leggy (except the Silk Roads), and it appeared that none of them liked us (or the Toledo climate) at all in spite of getting the best spot and lots of love and care). Anyway, we were so pleased with the African Queens that we plan to order a bunch of only African Queen bulbs for next year. Our plan is to replace some of the leggy unhappy OT's with the magnificent vibrant colored African Queens. From Toledo, Ohio.

Positive wallaby1 On Dec 4, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this lily bulb fresh when it came into the nursey, a large specimen. They should not be allowed to dry out to do well, so advisable to get a fresh bulb. if posssible. Planted in the autumn 3 years ago, the emerging shoot next season was trodden on by myself and it didn't show again until the following year. Last year it had 1 good stem, this year 2, which grew to around 7 feet tall. The ceanothus shrub I planted it behind has grown over it, but it seems to like this and grows up over the top. The ground was mulched (when I trod on it!) with a thick layer of leafy compost. No other food given, it has rewarded me for my neglect. In zone 8a Uk. We have frosts to -6C, occasionally to -9C, and it gets no sun in the winter

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

Growing well as long as it has adequate protection from frost and rain. Mulch recommended and placement under the eaves of the south side of house.


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

Arcata, California
Norcross, Georgia
Braidwood, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Divernon, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Durham, Maine
South China, Maine
Southold, New York
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

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