Known as- Regal lily
Grow Zone - 3 to 8
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 4 to 6 ft.
Span- 1 to 2 ft.
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to
part shade. Prefers rich, organic soils. More drought tolerant than many
other types of lilies. Bulbs prefer good dampure year-round, however.
Plant bulbs 6-8’ deep (slightly less in heavy clay) and space 18-24’
apart in either fall or early spring. Plant in groups of at least three
bulbs for best display. In optimum growing conditions, each bulb will
multiply over time to form a large clump of stems. Mulch around plants
to keep root zone cool. Protect from wind. Although stems are strong,
staking for this tall lily is advisable. Remove flowers as they fade to
prevent plant energies from being wasted on seed production. After bloom,
cut plants to the ground only after leaves and stems have turned yellow.
Regal lily is a trumpet lily which typically grows 4-5” tall (often
to 6” when well established) on rigid stems. “Album”
features large, outward-facing, fragrant, white trumpets (6-8’ long).
Flowers bloom in early to mid-summer. Each stem typically carries up to
25 flowers. Long-lasting fresh cut flower.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to- (1) lily
mosaic virus (prompt control of aphid populations which vector the disease
is recommended since there is no cure once infection occurs), (2) bulb
rot (avoid wet, poorly drained soils) and (3) botrytis. Taller plants
may need staking.
Excellent showy flower for the summer border or cottage garden. Group
near a patio where the fragrance can be enjoyed on a hot summer evening.