Lily (Lilium 'First Crown') in the Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Bronze-rose with darker spots.
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


Lilies for the GardenLilies for the Garden
July 13, 2013

Hybrid lilies (genus Lilium) are sorted into eight divisions that are based on their genetic background. The most common and readily available lilies for the garden are from Division I, Asiatic hybrids; Division VI, Trumpet hybrids; Division VII, Oriental hybrids; and Division VIII, Interspecific or hybrids that don't fit into any of the other seven divisions.

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Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on Oct 7, 2011 1:23 PM

This Oriental X Asiatic hybrid from time to time may display polytepals, a special surprise to find in the garden!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Classification by mnorberry Oct 16, 2011 1:42 PM 3
July Lilies 2011 by magnolialover Aug 11, 2011 3:31 AM 156
Oriental/Asiatic Hybrid Lily by mnorberry Jun 8, 2011 7:01 AM 10
Adding new lilies in 2011? by ge1836 Jun 9, 2011 2:25 AM 88
Anyone have pics of asiatics to share? by PollyK Jun 23, 2010 6:05 PM 295

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