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Longiflorum-Asiatic (L.A.) Hybrid Lily 'Eyeliner'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Eyeliner
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8 - Other hybrids

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Unknown - Tell us



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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)

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:

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

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:

Waverly, Iowa

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Pittsford, New York

Southold, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Herndon, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 3, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous Lily! Also, very healthy. Strong stock seems to have no problem holding up the large number of blooms massing atop. We had high winds while this Lily was in bloom and it had no problems whatsoever. We also have had consistent hot temperatures over the last month averaging 100F, but again, it seems to do just fine. I do need to note that this is the 1st year I have grown it so I need to wait and see how it comes back, but with other Lilies my first year, as they establish, is always the hardest. I hope this Lily ends up following suit because I sure want to see it again.


On Jun 11, 2008, hem_iamy from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

Provided a beautiful showing it's first year in Albuquerque, NM (zone 7b) with 7" blooms and an initial budcount of 5. Blooms lasted approximately 3 days here with 10 hours of full sun daily, FFO June 8. Did well with supplemental waterings 2 x weekly here. No increase yet.


On Mar 11, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

lovely, smooth and cramy, this luscious lily will be terrific alone, but will blend with any color scheme.

The lilies in this group are a result of much work in laboratories and fields to cross Asiatic Lilies with Longiflorum (Easter Lily) Types. Most bloom early, have fragrance and great substance (like the Longiflorum types), but most are outfacing like the Asiatic Lilies. They show strength, disease resistance and tolerance to viruses which make them exceptional for the garden and also for cut flowers. The best of both worlds are present in this small group of lilies; 2-3 per sq. ft.; 16/18+cm; zones 4-8; 2'-3' tall

Color: White
Height: 24" To 32"
Flowering Time: Mid Summer
Sun vs Shade: Full Sun Part Shade
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