Oriental Lily 'Acapulco'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Acapulco
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7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 the bulb's scales

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:


Arcata, California

Grayslake, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Bay City, Michigan

Elk River, Minnesota

Pittsford, New York

Southold, New York

Narragansett, Rhode Island

Columbia, South Carolina

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 6, 2011, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

An unusually reliable oriental that also happens to be quite beautiful and fragrant.


On Sep 1, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b

A great lily, hardy, tough, with slightly shorter and more robust stems than most (here anyway) and they take the wind very well. Have never given me trouble.
The pink handles the sun well, fading out a lot less than some other pink varieties. Scented.
If you only get one pink oriental, this is probably the one to go for.


On Feb 4, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is another of the Orientals I find very worthwhile. After collecting so many plants over the past 10-15 years it is difficult to remember where I bought it. Usually I 'collect' a lot of plant material from major reputable mail order nurseries. However, I am skeptical of some, and their claims of 'authentic' cultivars. I have found the Garden Watchdog helpful in this area. Anyway, wherever I got it, I find it to be a unique color in the rose/pink/mauve spectrum. Beautiful blooms, good growth and very hardy here.