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Asiatic Lily 'Aphrodite'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Aphrodite
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1 - Asiatic hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Flower Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Unknown - Tell us



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

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:

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:

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Olathe, Kansas

Durham, Maine

Springfield, Massachusetts

Lincoln, Nebraska

Southold, New York

Haviland, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 17, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

i have this lily in my woodlands garden. it receives full sun during the spring and come may, it receives dappled light. it has multiplied nicely, although not as quickly as my asiatics in more sun, but it thrives here and stands out nicely when in bloom in june here in massachusetts, zone 6a.
i too love the many petals and shades of pink of the bloom.


On Aug 8, 2003, starshine from Bend, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

This particular lily has so many petals it almost seems like a different type of flower. I was surprised and awed when I first saw it blooming. The flowers are sooooo heavy that it is necessary to tie it up to keep it from falling over, but they are so beautiful and last a long while.