Lily (Lilium 'Madame Butterfly') in the Lilies Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Madame Butterfly'
'Madame Butterfly Mak'

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 4 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: With white edges.
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


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 Dec 7, 2011 11:27 PM

This Aurelian lily was hybridized by Johan Mak. Not registered.

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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 30, 2012 7:54 PM

An exquisite, healthy Aurelian hybrid lily by Mak. Although not fragrant, the flowers have beautiful coloration and wonderful texture provided by the numerous raised papillae. This is a charming and memorable cottage garden lily.

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Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on Aug 7, 2014 9:04 PM

Most of the petals on this pretty and dainty lily have strong recurve, but sometimes they are more flat, reminiscent of a butterfly in flight.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Claremont 2015 Lilium Show by gwhizz Jan 22, 2015 4:59 AM 83
Lilies in Bloom 2014 by lovemyhouse Oct 19, 2014 6:16 AM 922
Anyone interested in doing a bulb trade? Mostly US? by Joebass Oct 20, 2014 8:35 PM 18
Claremont show 2014 by dellac Jan 22, 2014 4:03 PM 72
It's started! Southern summer blooms 2013-14 by dellac Feb 17, 2014 10:40 PM 227
Seedlings in grapus's garden by grapus Aug 9, 2015 3:03 AM 85
2013 Pics of Crosses by Leftwood by Leftwood Aug 7, 2013 3:36 AM 38
2013 Inter-divisional Hybrids by MAINIAC Aug 27, 2013 4:57 AM 47
Trumpet and Aurelian lilies 2013 by pardalinum Aug 19, 2013 10:39 PM 194
What did you do today? by Leftwood Dec 8, 2018 11:56 AM 3,223
August Lilies 2012 by ge1836 Oct 29, 2012 3:13 AM 91
July 2012 Lilies by Ispahan Aug 3, 2012 8:52 AM 216
June 2012 Lilies by stilldew Jul 2, 2012 10:32 PM 427

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