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Longiflorum-Asiatic (L.A.) Hybrid Lily 'Royal Sunset'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Sunset
Hybridized by J.W.A. van der Wereld
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Flower Habit:

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36-48 in. (90-120 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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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


Huntsville, Alabama

Kenai, Alaska

Denver, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Athens, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Lincoln, Nebraska

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

Bend, Oregon

Butler, Pennsylvania

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Port Edwards, Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 28, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bought from BD Lilies and planted in late April, and here she is bright and beautiful. I only have 1 bloom so far but it looks like there are 5 more coming on this plant. So far appears to be a great grower.


On May 17, 2013, jon4de from Bay Shore, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Got 5 of these at half-price sale from Brent & Becky's. Planted in July 2012, on west facing side of my house, which got filtered afternoon sun. All bloomed. Just counted to make sure I had it right, but there are actually 21 stalks that look capable of producing flowers as of 17 May ... less than a year after planting!
They are in an area that is mainly foundation plantings, so the vivid coloration really does jump out at you.
Kudos to B&B for such magnificent, healthy bulbs.


On May 29, 2012, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

Grown on in a pot because of problematical soil conditions at my Zone 5 home, this has performed well. The three bulbs did bloom in 2011, three months after I got them. Growth in 2012 was more impressive. Less than three feet tall, they none the less gave 8-10 buds. There were very few offsets and the bulbs did not double-nose. Hot weather at the end of May rather scorched the early flower show. There was no noticeable scent.


On May 3, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Reliable grower in Houston area. Very colorful.

UPDATE May 2016: still a great performer