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Lilium ‘Beau Soleil’ (Longiflorum-Asiatic Lily)

Lily 'Beau Soleil', LA Hybrid Lily, Longiflorum-Asiatic Lily

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Incredibly showy, Lilium ‘Beau Soleil’ (Longiflorum-Asiatic Lily) is a breathtaking bulbous perennial with huge, slightly fragrant, bright golden-yellow flowers, up to 6-12 in. across (15-30 cm). Blooming in early to mid-summer, the satiny flowers are adorned with a bouquet of prominent stamens, adding further appeal. They are borne atop upright, unbranched stems clad with narrow, pointed leaves. Noted for its high bud count, this Lily is an excellent border plant, providing striking color and contrast to the perennial border, and mixes beautifully with annuals and other summer flowering bulbs. It is well suited to containers and the cutting garden as it makes excellent fresh-cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 36-42 in. tall (90-105 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in well-drained soils, enriched with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter. Best in sun with some shade at the base of the plant.
  • A great choice for beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, and containers. Excellent fresh-cut flowers. Plant in groups of 3, 6, or 12 bulbs for a striking display.
  • Keep an eye out for lily beetle, aphids, slugs, vine weevil, and gray molds.
  • Toxic to cats (though not for dogs or any known species).
  • Deadhead the faded blooms. When flowering is over, cut back leaves and stems after they turn yellow.
  • Propagate by offsets after the foliage dies down.
  • Plant in fall or early spring in the garden. Potted plants may be planted at any time between spring and fall. Plant each bulb 6-8 in. deep (15-20 cm) and 8-10 in. apart (20-25 cm).
  • This Lily is a member of the Other Hybrids Division (VIII) which includes all interdivisional hybrids, such as Longiflorum/Asiatic (LA) hybrids, Longiflorum/Oriental (LO) hybrids, Oriental/Asiatic (OA) hybrids, and Oriental/Trumpet hybrids (Orienpets or OT hybrids). There are 9 different types of lilies classified by the Royal Horticultural Society. And they are all real eye-catchers!

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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 Liliaceae
Genus Lilium
Common names Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Depth 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lilium ‘Fairy Morning’ (Martagon Lily)
Lilium ‘Conca d’Or’ (Orienpet Lily)
Lilium ‘Candy Club’ (Orienpet Lily)
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Lilium ‘Chameleon’ (Martagon Lily)
Lilium ‘Flavia’ (Orienpet Lily)

Recommended Companion Plants

Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’ (Sage)
Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ (Globe Thistle)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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 Liliaceae
Genus Lilium
Common names Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Depth 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden, City and Courtyard
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