Oriental Lily 'Muscadet'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Muscadet
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7 - Oriental hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

(b) Out-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:



Bloom Size:

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

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Fremont, California

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Des Plaines, Illinois

Divernon, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Waverly, Iowa

Ewing, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

South China, Maine

Springfield, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Averill Park, New York

Southold, New York

Syracuse, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gilmer, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Port Orchard, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 18, 2010, celonghurst from Qualicum Beach,
Canada wrote:

This is my most successful Oriental. I have them in large pots and in their second year they have produced as many as a dozen huge, fragrant, dramatically- coloured blooms on each sturdy stem.They were not first quality bulbs to begin with either.


On Oct 30, 2007, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous lily with a sweet/spicy powerful fragrance. It has been growing at least 5' tall in 1/2 shade amongst hosta and vinca in my back flower bed. Each stalk is loaded with 6-10, big white flowers with a striking bold pink speckle pattern inside. I find I must stake these beauties, or else rain will knock them over to the point where the stems break. I just bought 5 more bulbs to plant in my mostly sunny front border. I hope I get similar results!


On Nov 20, 2006, Marilynbeth wrote:

Love it! Beautiful and fragrant!

As with all my Lilies, the rodents ate the bulbs, so no longer do I have the flowers, but they are worth growing!


On Aug 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I only added this lily this spring, planting two bulbs on May 6th. I honestly did not expect any blooms, but I was rewarded with three buds on each stem. The blooms are large for first year flowers, and the stems barely reached 24" in their first year. I can only imagine how they will improve next year. Very worthwhile!


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

This lily is a reliable grower...sturdy stems support many large blooms easily. Lovely!!


On Mar 9, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

an early blooming oriental, she is smaller in stature and looks wonderful scattered between bushes and perennials throughout my front bed. this shades her feet too. i planted mine in may of 2003 and she was blooming and gorgeous, in my morning sun garden, by july 25th. if she was this beautiful this year, i can't wait for next year.


On Jul 20, 2002, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Muscadet oriental lilies has extremely large blooms, almost 11 inches across. The petals are pure white with maroon specks with greenish star and are fragrant.