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Oriental-Trumpet Lily, OT Hybrid, Orienpet Lily 'Scheherazade'


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

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing

(c) Down-facing


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


9-12 in. (22-30 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Anchorage, Alaska

Clifton, Colorado

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Chadwick, Illinois

Divernon, Illinois

Niles, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Inwood, Iowa

Ewing, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Haydenville, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

Churchville, New York

Southold, New York

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

La Center, Washington

Whitehall, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 30, 2016, Ancolie88 from Innsbruck,
Austria (Zone 6b) wrote:

Scheherazade is one of the best growing and blooming lilys in my garden in Austria. I dont want to miss this beauty


On Feb 5, 2012, RigaGal from Churchville, NY wrote:

This lily grows to at least 6 ft tall with multiple stems after a couple of seasons, yet does not need staking. The blooms are large and dark red with a light yellow edge that fades to white and gets broader as the flower ages. With several sets of buds, this blooms longer than other lilies. Blooms in late July and early August here. Does not require acidic soil like oriental lilies and grows well without pampering.


On Jul 10, 2009, peoniae from Malvern, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

We had two of these lilies when we bought our house, we now have twenty four of them. Not very fragrant but have abundant flowers and are quite tall, look pretty stately.


On Nov 27, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the tallest and robust lilies I have.


On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Scheherazade - extremely tall and floriferous, this lily has perennialized in our garden for years! approximately 10' tall!
-----From Brent & Becky's


On Jul 19, 2005, sterhill from Atlanta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Atlanta - does very well here - blooms after Stargazer and before Casa Blanca so it is a very nice lily to fill in the progression...


On Oct 26, 2003, funny from La Center, WA wrote:

Scheherazade should be in every garden! It is very hardy, very beautiful, and gets bigger every year. I could'nt be more pleased with this affordable garden gem. I'm not sure which one stops more traffic.Lilium;Scheherazade or Silk Road, both are incredible and very garden worthy!!