Oriental Lily 'Woodriff's Memory'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Woodriff's Memory
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7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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Bloom Size:

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Color Pattern:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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

Niceville, Florida

Old Town, Florida

Ellicott City, Maryland

Royal Oak, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 20, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I purchased the bulbs at a well known discount store this spring labeled "Woodruff's Memory," but comparing my picture to the other two pictures above mine there seem to be some slight differences. My flowers are indeed really huge--7 to 8 inches across, and the fragrance is fabulous and goes out at least 80 feet or more at night, but my flower seems more recurved and less intense in color, and has these interesting white bumps instead of colored spots. I examined this flower very carefully, because I have grown oriental lilies for years, but have never seen any with these white bumps. And the bumps did seem an integral part of the flower, not some bug or disfigurement. Does anyone know anything more about this beautiful plant, especially the mysterious white bumps?


On Jul 2, 2002, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Woodriff's Memory oriental lilium flower is light purplish pink inside the petal with brilliant yellow green throat. along the outside of the petal is yellow green veins. petals are ruffled margins that slight recurve. has a nice purplish red specks. fragrance is very lovely. blooms last for 7 or more days. fragrance permeates the air at night. buds are big, open flower is 8" in circumference.