Trumpet Lily 'Amethyst Temple'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Amethyst Temple
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6 - Trumpet/Aurelian hybrids

Flower Habit:

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Grayslake, Illinois

Kennebunk, Maine

South China, Maine

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Tilton, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 22, 2009, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

A gorgeous lily. Very fragrant. In zone 5a it needs a fairly heavy mulch to grow and bloom at its best. A big helping of compost appears ideal. Otherwise it may not appear in summer, or be somewhat stunted, although the bulb will survive and surprise you with its existence once protected.


On Feb 13, 2003, charL wrote:

This is the "most" wonderful lily I ever had the opportunity to grow.
1. It grows well in the pacific northwest (I'm in portland, OR). my plants are just about 7 feet tall.
2. Due to the height, the bulbs are exceptionally large so when you plant them, space them out so the bulb can grow. When I first planted the bulb it was a regular size, but over two years the bulb is about the size of a softball.
3. This is the first year I am moving/splitting the bulbs.... wish me luck!!! I'd hate to lose them. I'll update this experience mid-summer with the results.

Other comments to follow.... :-)