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Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter Lily)

Lily 'White American', Easter Lily 'White American', Trumpet Lily 'White American', Lilium 'White American', longiflorum Lilies


Vigorous, Lilium longiflorum 'White American' is a Trumpet Lily (also called Easter Lily) that combines elegance and fragrance. Its pure white trumpet-shaped blossoms are huge, up to 5 in. across (11 cm), and quite impressive with their slightly recurved petals, revealing pale green tips and deep yellow anthers. Elegantly facing outwards, these beauties, up to 4-8 per stem, exude a sweet fragrance that you will enjoy each time you pass by them. Clad with narrow, dark green leaves, the stems of this lily are quite sturdy but may require staking.

'White American' is a vigorous, bulbous perennial with erect stems bearing scattered, glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, short racemes of fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers with pale green tips and deep yellow anthers.

  • Blooming in early - mid summer, this Lily constitutes 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.
  • Growing up to 32-40 in. tall (80-100 cm), it performs best in full sun or part shade and enjoys fairly fertile, alkaline, well-drained soils. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided.
  • Reliable, easy to grow, beloved by bees and butterflies
  • Plant in spring or fall. Plant in groups of 3 bulbs at a minimum for a striking display! When flowering is over, cut back leaves and stems after they turn yellow.
  • Toxic to cats (though not for dogs or any known species)
  • This Lily is a member of the longiflorum Lilies Division (V) which includes lilies with medium-sized to large, trumpet-shaped flowers. Usually white and fragrant, they bloom in mid-season and their leaves are scattered with a narrow to medium width. 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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lilium - Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lilium - Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage

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