Asiatic Lily 'Enchantment'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Enchantment
Additional cultivar information:(PP862)
Hybridized by de Graaff
Registered or introduced: 1947
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1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:





Other details:

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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:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

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

By dividing the bulb's scales

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Winsted, Connecticut

East Kingston, New Hampshire

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Columbia, South Carolina

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Hampton, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 12, 2015, GingerZ from East Kingston, NH wrote:

Twenty years ago these bulbs were available everywhere. I bought some and they proliferated in my gardens. However, due to neglect on my part they eventually died out. Now I can't find a source for them anywhere. I would love to have them in my gardens again, so if anyone knows of a source, other than buying 100 bulbs wholesale, please let me know.


On May 13, 2004, mskees from Hampton, VA wrote:

In partial shade this flower seems to be doing wonderfully here in Hampton VA.


On Jul 16, 2003, SunshineSue from Mississauga, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

Fabulous vivid color of orange just jumps out of the garden!! Clumps should be divided every 4 or 5 years to keep the bulbs vigorous & blooming, adding compost/cattle manure when replanted. As you lift the clump, be careful to not stab any bulbs. Bulbs & bulblets can be easily separated from each other by hand disgarding any damaged bulbs. The tiny bulblets have the potential to become large flowering bulbs so don't disgard these. I always put a couple if inches of sterilized cattle manure at the base of each clump of lilies each spring as well as a good handful of bonemeal & water it in. A handful of bonemeal once they're finished blooming helps feed the bulb for next years growth as well. My favorite way to grow lilies is in a scattered fashion in between other perennials rather than in ... read more