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Asiatic Lily 'Dolly Madison'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolly Madison
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1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:



Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Color Pattern:

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Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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


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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Kenai, Alaska

Hoopa, California

Crestview, Florida

Milton, Florida

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Fate, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Stafford, Virginia

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 22, 2008, 4paws from Citra, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lily will always have a place in my garden. It is a clear dark pink, almost red lily that produces a dozen blooms which start opening from the bottom and continue to open for several weeks. It is doing well in both half-shade and full sun locations, with only minor leaning in the shaded area and no staking required though it is about 48" tall.


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

Good color when grown in out of mid day sun. Hardy and fair reproduction.