Lily (Lilium 'Honey Bee') in the Lilies Database

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 20 - 30 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: yellow with dark red speckles, Tango type
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


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 1:30 PM

Honey Bee is the most common of the Tango lilies growing in my garden and makes a stunning display en mass in my June garden. I find the speckled effect of all the Tango lilies combined with the large blooms really very striking. I bought three colors of Tango lilies, yellow, orange and red but now after four years I have more of the yellow than of the other colors. Therefore, I figure Honey Bee is a stong grower and good multiplier.


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