Lily (Lilium 'Kentucky') in the Lilies Database

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Division: VIII. Other Hybrids

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3.5 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Light orange-yellow with red tango spotting pattern.
Flower Time: 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

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Lilies and 'Laddin's LampLilies and 'Laddin's Lamp
By Sharon on July 8, 2015

They are the ancestors of all the lovely hybrids that we enjoy in our gardens today, those wild lilies that grow freely in different parts of the world. They have different faces, different names in other places, but I was the lucky one. The beautiful Turk's Cap Lily grew wild and wonderful in the Southern Appalachian mountains of Southeast Kentucky where I grew up.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 12:25 PM

Well, I submitted this lily under the name I purchased it under which is Tango Lily Halloween. I see it is now moved to the name of Kentucky lily. I bought both this orange color and the yellow Honeybee Tango lilies some years ago and have had both for about four years now. I bought them from Van Bourgondien and they definitly list them as Tango lilies. So I don't know why the name change.

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LA progeny by TsFlowers Oct 9, 2017 5:16 PM 19
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St Louis Lily Show by jmorth Jul 4, 2016 9:51 AM 8
2016 by Nhra_20 Apr 10, 2017 5:56 AM 989
It's about to begin! Lily season 2015. The South. by dellac Dec 21, 2015 6:30 AM 134
One new lily: recommend? by alwaysbehindMN Jul 16, 2015 8:48 AM 11
Blooming in Wisconsin by tveguy3 Aug 19, 2015 6:54 AM 69
Lilies in Bloom 2015 by pardalinum Dec 10, 2015 9:22 AM 854
Claremont 2015 Lilium Show by gwhizz Jan 22, 2015 4:59 AM 83
2014 Suprise/exceptional performer by Joebass Jul 16, 2014 9:00 AM 10
Lilies in Bloom 2014 by lovemyhouse Oct 19, 2014 6:16 AM 922
Claremont show 2014 by dellac Jan 22, 2014 4:03 PM 72
Species! by speciesrok Mar 24, 2016 4:14 PM 39
Asiatic lilies 2013 by pardalinum Sep 18, 2013 5:48 AM 398
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