Known as- Regal lily
Grow Zone - 4 to 8
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- Western China
ht.- 3 to 0.75 ft.
Span- 0.75 to 1 ft.
Coloring- Pink-purple outside, trumpet white inside w/ yellow throat
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Grow in full sun with some shade in late afternoon. Too much shade can
make lilies leggy, ‘stretching’ for the sun. Soil must be
well-drained, with added compost or peat moss. Top dress in fall with
mulch to avoid ‘heaving’ from early winter thaws. Keep soil
cool in summer with over-plantings of ground covers or annuals. Plant
2 to 3 times as deep as their diameter.
Regales are funnel-shaped and will tower over perennials catching the
eye upward. Plant in masses.
Lilies have few problems. Aphids can attach to buds; treat with mild insecticidal
soap since aphids can carry a mosaic virus which has no cure. Plants must
be removed from the site. Mosaic causes yellow streaking or mottling on
leaves, disfiguring buds and flowers. If planted in hot and humid areas
it”s best to keep lilies in raised beds to avoid fungal problems.
Some rodents (such as mice, voles, gophers and chipmunks) like to eat
the bulbs. If these are problems in your area, plant bulbs in wire mesh
cages or buried pots. Deer and rabbits eat leaves, buds and flowers. Regal
lilies require staking since they can grow up to 6”. If used for
cutting always leave at least 1/3 of the stalk for nutrition for the following
Plant in groups integrated in a perennial border. Planting together different
species of lilies (Asiatic, Oriental, trumpet, etc.) will allow for a
full season of blooming lilies. Plant perennials near lilies to cover
left over greenery after flowering.