Trumpet Lilies

Trumpet Hybrid Lilies, Aurelian Lilies

  • Fragrant lilies, Most fragrant lilies, Lilies for cutting, Trumpet Lilies,

Blooming in mid summer, Trumpet Lilies enjoy a heavy, sweet fragrance and their huge waxy trumpet flowers, up to 6-10 in. long (15-25 cm), may be pendant, widely flaring in a shallow bowl shape or be upward facing. Adding distinction and elegance to the garden, their colors vary from pure glistening white to bright gold, yellow, pink, plum, apricot, with some having dramatic maroon petals on the outside of the trumpet.

  • Tall and magnificent, they are easy to grow, produce up to 12-15 blooms per stalk for a spectacular long display and add color to the perennial border, at a time when it is lacking.
  • Trumpet Lilies gradually blend into Aurelians as the season progresses. Aurelian hybrids are derived from a combination of Trumpet Lilies and Lilium Henryi (Henry's Lily), a tightly recurved lily, which accounts for the flaring of the petals, the wide bowls, sunbursts, and stars of these Aurelian Lilies.
  • These late bloomers enjoy a long flowering season thanks to the occasional presence of secondary or tertiary buds.

Here is a list of favorite fragrant trumpet lilies. Keep them well watered in a sunny location and you will be rewarded with weeks of abundant blooms!


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 – 9  
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant TypeBulbs, Perennials
Plant FamilyLilium - Lilies
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Water NeedsAverage
MaintenanceLow
Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PhAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil DrainageMoist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
CharacteristicsCut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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