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Longiflorum/Oriental Lily, LO Hybrid 'Zanlophator'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Zanlophator
Additional cultivar information:(aka Triumphator)
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5 - Longiflorum hybrids

7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 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

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid 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)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Moose Creek, Alaska

Arcata, California

San Leandro, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Hampton, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Coatesville, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Skowhegan, Maine

South China, Maine

Bay City, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Onekama, Michigan

Trenton, Michigan

Elk River, Minnesota

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Osceola, Pennsylvania

Rockwood, Tennessee

Alvin, Texas

Bellaire, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Magna, Utah

Leesburg, Virginia

Davenport, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 11, 2016, Aphthona from Fargo, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Beautiful, but consider it an annual in Fargo, ND (zone 4a)


On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A beautiful shade of pink. Blooms June-July in my garden.


On Feb 28, 2010, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

Until now, the only reliable lily I've planted that would really naturalize in the Houston area had been the Philippine Lily (Lilium philippinense formosanum). . . until Triumphator. I was dubious about this new lily, but they are multiplying nicely in my Bellaire garden. I have them planted where they are spared hot Western afternoon sun. The blooms are gorgeous and fragrant. Well worth growing in 9b.


On Nov 16, 2009, sillybug5 from Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

A very beautiful Lily with good substance and long to bloom. A winner!


On Nov 10, 2009, MAF from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

Great LO Hybrid! No need for staking, huge, outfacing flowers that open somewhat flatter than Easter lilies and extremely fragrant. The deep rose-pink throat really stands out against the base petal color too. Be aware though that this lily emerges from the soil very early (late March in south-west Michigan) and the new shoots need to be protected from hard frosts and freezes. The throat color also fades to a light pink after only a couple of days in full sun. Each stem typically has a mere 5-7 buds but my two clumps are showy for aprox. 3 weeks which isn't too shabby for Lilium. A relatively fast multiplier too which is good since everyone that sees it wants a piece.


On Oct 26, 2009, thepaperrose from Onekama, MI wrote:

My absolute favorite lily thus far!! Mature bulbs with little, if any, watering by me got to nearly 5 ft and had 7 blooms at most! They mature quickly, reproduce quickly, and have an awesome scent!


On May 21, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

absolutely adore this lily. Great fragrance and does well in my Richmond, TX garden. Mine is planted in full sun so it fades a little.


On Apr 16, 2007, HostaFanatic from Rockwood, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

I am growing these for the first time this year. Hope they are as beautiful as everybody says. Purchased my bulbs at Wal-Mart.


On Jul 16, 2005, kniphofia from Morpeth,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought one bulb on ebay this year. It's incredible! I have 3 buds and the first flower has just opened. One of the most stunning lilies I've ever seen, and the scent is just amazing.

I hope this one becomes more readily available. I'd love to add more.


On Jul 13, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is simply the most stunning lily I grow, and I must have 20 different lilies!! A beautiful, easy, fragrant, sturdy lily - a definite must have!!