“American Classic Hybrids”
Known as- Trumpet lily
Grow Zone - 4 to 9
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 5 to 7 ft.
Span- 1.5 to 2.5 ft.
Coloring- Cream to white, with centers ranging from orange to yellow to
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
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.
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
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.
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.