Lily (Lilium longiflorum) in the Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
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: Division
Other: Bulb scaling.
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 4, 2011 5:16 PM

The Easter Lilies in my garden came as a single plant from a dear friend about 15 years ago. I enjoyed the potted plant until the flowers faded, then planted them in a shady area of the garden where they thrived and multiplied over the years. I've read that the flowers should be dead-headed as they fade and the yellowing foliage should be cut back, but I've never done either ... I just let nature take it's course and they seem to do fine. I love to see the new sprouts and blooms each spring and although I've read that the flowers are fragrant, I've only noticed a very slight fragrance.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 3, 2018 Bloomed
many blooms
piksihk On April 19, 2017 Bloomed
those in front of rangoon creeper;
piksihk On April 12, 2017 Obtained plant
from Sharon M. for Easter
piksihk On May 2, 2016 Bloomed
piksihk On February 28, 2016 Plant emerged
piksihk On October 22, 2015 Transplanted
HW around Rangoon creeper
piksihk On May 2, 2015 Bloomed
Seedfork On May 17, 2015 Bloomed
First Blooms
lovesblooms On May 8, 2015 Transplanted
lovesblooms On May 6, 2015 Obtained plant
4 bulbs
gardengus On July 2, 2015 Bloomed
bouncyshamrocks On April 4, 2018 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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help me find this flower please! by monarch1 Jan 12, 2019 2:18 PM 3
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