Lilium “American Classic Hybrids”
Plant Abstract

Known as- Trumpet lily
Grow Zone - 4 to 9
Type- Bulb
Familial- Liliaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 5 to 7 ft.
Span- 1.5 to 2.5 ft.
Coloring- Cream to white, with centers ranging from orange to yellow to lime green
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Abstract-
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs 6-8’ deep in rich, organic soil in fall or spring. More drought tolerant than most other lilies. Bulbs prefer good dampure year-round, however. Mulch around plants to keep root zone cool. Best to protect from wind. Staking may be advisable even though these lilies usually do not require it. After bloom, cut back plants only after leaves and stems turn yellow.
Attributes-
These tetraploid Chinese trumpet lilies are hybrids developed from a tetraploid form of Lilium henryi. Vigorous plants growing 5-7” tall on rigid stems. Huge, bowl-shaped, fragrant flowers are cream to white with colorful centers ranging from orange to yellow to lime green. Flowers bloom July to August and may remain on the plant for up to 5 weeks. Long-lasting fresh cut flower. This mixed lily selection is available exclusively from Wayside Gardens.
Issues-
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot can be a problem in wet, poorly drained soils. Viral diseases can also be a problem, and prompt control of aphids which vector the disease is recommended. Also susceptible to botrytis blight.
Common Applications-
An excellent, showy flower that provides color and contrast in summer to the perennial border. Plant in groups near the patio and enjoy the fragrance when sitting outside on summer evenings. Also grows well in pots, but flowers will be somewhat smaller.

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