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Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic Hybrid Lilies


Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are derived from the following species and interspecific hybrids: amabile, bulbiferum, callosum, cernuum, concolor, dauricum, davidii, L. × hollandicum, lancifolium (syn. tigrinum), lankongense, leichtlinii, L. × maculatum, pumilum, L. × scottiae, wardii and wilsonii. 

  • Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow.
  • Asiatic hybrid Lilies offer a wide array of colors, from the softest pastels to fiery reds and oranges that practically ignite when the sun shines on them.
  • Asiatic hybrid Lilies bear 4-6 in wide blossoms (10-15 cm) on 2-5 ft. tall plants (60-150 cm).
  • Asiatic hybrid Lilies feature straight stems, high bud counts and generally brightly spotted blossoms and vary in shape from simple open bowls to flowers with exquisitely recurved petals.
  • Vigorous, long-lived, Asiatic hybrid Lilies seldom need staking.
  • Asiatic Lilies enjoy a long blooming season (up to 1 month) but most of them are unscented.
  • Planted in spring or fall, they thrive in full sun to part shade locations and do great as potted plants or as cut flowers. They are not fussy about soils, provided they are fertile and well-drained. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
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
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lilium - Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut 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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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 4 - 8
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
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lilium - Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut 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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