Lily (Lilium 'Enchantment') in the Lilies Database

Trade name information:
Series: Mid-century Group
Cultivar name: 'Enchantment'
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 9 - 12 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
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: Bulb scaling.
Parentage: Selection from: Mid-century Group
Child plants: 10 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 31, 2011 1:28 PM

An orange lily 'Enchantment' was the first lily to gain a plant patent and is considered by some to be among the finest hybrids ever introduced. I believe this Asiatic was one of the early uprights known as mid-century hybrids developed by Jan de Graaff, Earl Hornback, and Harold Comber.

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