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Oriental Lily
Lilium 'Cassandra'

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

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

(b) Out-facing

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Recurved

Ruffled

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Brushmarks

Papillae

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Arcata, California

Gilmer, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 19, 2008, matejcurl from Delnice
Croatia wrote:

I'm from Croatia.I have cassandra too but the flower did't opened yet.I'm very suprised by the size of bud,it's 12,5 cm long.That's my first oriental lily and i cant wait to see opened flower!

Positive

On Nov 29, 2004, Kruch72 from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very nice fragrant lily. Purchased from Dutchgarden in 2001, which doesn't offer any more. Not much info this lily other than the breeders was Bischoff Tulleken.