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Trade name information:
Series: North Hybrids - North Ladies
Cultivar name: 'Karen North'
Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Asiatic Lily (Triploid)

Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
Division: I. Asiatic Hybrids

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4.5 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange pink with spots
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
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: Bulb scaling.
Parentage: (Lilium lankongense x Maxwill) X (Cardinal x (Lilium lancifolium var. flaviflorum x Enchantment))


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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 30, 2012 7:45 PM

A gorgeous Asiatic hybrid by Chris North. It has both Lilium lankongense and Lilium lancifolium blood and beautiful, downfacing orange blooms with mottled markings. This lily likes to wander underground before emerging and supposedly forms numerous stem bulblets. It has a light, pleasant fragrance that can only be detected if your nose is in the blossom.

Although my first year stems were smashed by a construction crew, they survived to bloom nicely on shorter-than-expected 24 inch stems. I have high hopes for this cultivar for next season. A charmer!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Should I be concerned - is this a virus? by Australis Dec 12, 2016 5:40 PM 12
Thank you to everyone by Nhra_20 Aug 15, 2016 8:53 PM 25
Hummingbirds and you see many of them?? by patweppler Jul 16, 2016 12:00 PM 33
2016 by Nhra_20 Apr 10, 2017 5:56 AM 989
Planted this year by Nhra_20 Jun 13, 2016 7:04 PM 23
Celebrating the Small Scale Hybridizer by magnolialover Feb 24, 2021 11:51 PM 34
Lilies in Bloom 2015 by pardalinum Dec 10, 2015 9:22 AM 854
Lankon , Never fails to surprise! by gwhizz Apr 5, 2016 12:24 PM 12
North hybrids by Joebass Jul 14, 2018 10:16 AM 5
Asiatic lilies 2013 by pardalinum Sep 18, 2013 5:48 AM 398
Hybridizing Lilies by Leftwood Sep 30, 2021 10:07 AM 220
What did you do today? by Leftwood Nov 17, 2021 10:26 AM 3,427
I don't know what to call this! "Family" photos? by dellac Apr 17, 2018 4:21 PM 129
Starting lilies from seeds by pardalinum Dec 9, 2019 1:30 AM 762
June 2012 Lilies by stilldew Jul 2, 2012 10:32 PM 427
First blooms by Shannon Jul 8, 2012 8:49 PM 182

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