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Asiatic Lily 'Centerfold'


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

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:





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)

By dividing the bulb's scales

From bulbils

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:


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:

Kenai, Alaska

Clifton, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Hampton, Illinois

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Bay City, Michigan

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Butler, Pennsylvania

Florence, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 22, 2012, sol7055 from WEST WARREN, MA wrote:

This plant seems to be very hardy; this is my first time attempting to grow such a plant. Mine have yet to bloom, but considering that I'm growing them in a small college dorm room, they seem to be doing very well overall.


On Jul 11, 2009, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

This lily is doing well in my garden in zone 5a, multiplying well. It is a yellowish white with dark markings.


On Mar 26, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

My Centerfolds struggled thru their first year and did not return. Did I not take good enough care of them? Were they poor quality bulbs? I don't know but with so many orienpets which seem to do better in my garden, I will not bother again with Centerfold. A very pretty flower.


On Aug 24, 2006, tyshee from Kenai, AK wrote:

Although the lily will grow here it is not a sturdy lily and certainly not a show stopper. It will die out in an extremely harsh winter.


On Jul 9, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Interesting markings on this otherwise uninteresting lily.


On Jun 24, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love the markings on this lily. The colors contrast very well and have a beautiful stance in the garden.