Lily (Lilium 'African Queen') in the Lilies Database

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Scale bulblet propagation.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on Oct 22, 2011 12:14 AM

African Queen is a strain of trumpets that will vary a bit in color but generally are yellow on the inside and darker on the outside of the petals.

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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 30, 2012 8:22 PM

A strain of dark yellow/orange/melon-colored trumpets. It has pretty flowers but is very tall, lanky and floppy. Faintly scented during the day, the perfume intensifies at night but is never really powerful. A pleasant lily, but not one of my favorites. I would take plain old Lilium regale any day over the commonly available colored trumpet strains.

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Posted by Claudia (Coatesville IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2013 7:36 PM

I have noticed that the height will vary from year to year. Mine have grown as tall as 7 feet and they were a bit floppy at that height. However, on average they are usually about 5 feet tall and have very sturdy stems. They have a nice scent and I enjoy the varying melon color.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 24, 2013 8:19 PM

African Queen has always been a bit on the floppy side for me with heavy leaning. Still, a very pretty trumpet lily with a nice golden coloring. It comes up and blooms each year with no problems.

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