Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
Division: VIII. Other Hybrids

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 9 -12 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Burgundy center with a wide, white edge.
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
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.

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Common names
  • Lily
  • OT Hybrid
  • Orienpet Lily
  • Oriental/Trumpet Lily

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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 2, 2011 3:15 PM concerning plant:
    Silk Road is the tallest lily that grows in my garden. Strong stems but they have so many flowers that the plants still need to be staked so that the stalk does not snap. You only need to get near these lilies to smell their lovely stong scent. The bulbs grow quite large, grapefruit size on mature plants and multiply well.

    Rita, located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7 where it is humid in the summer.
  • Posted by gwhizz (Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia - Zone 7b) on Oct 15, 2011 10:20 PM concerning plant:
    Silk Road is my No 1 prize lilium. I first entered in a lilium show [5 years ago] as a 'new grower' with a brilliant stem and won, won again 2 yrs later and the year after. The main reason I'm now in 'open' is because of winning with it. I grow it outside and as Moby said, it needs to be staked. I tether the stem with torn strips of linen in 3 directions. There were 13 blooms on each stem last year, 2 identical stems side by side. Truly a fantastic performing lilium.
  • Posted by Moby (Lincoln, NE) on Sep 29, 2011 3:24 PM concerning plant:
    Very fragrant, though it may be too strong for some if cut for indoor use.
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jun 30, 2012 6:46 PM concerning plant:
    I have enjoyed the giant, lushly fragrant blooms of this lily in my garden this season. The fragrance intensifies and really starts to waft at dusk and will continue till early the next morning. I can sometimes see nocturnal moths hovering around the blooms. One of the best!
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Gorgeous! by plantladylin Oct 2, 2011 3:37 PM 0

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