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Name: cat
waller, texas.. 77484.
May 7, 2016 1:44 PM CST
I live in Texas zone 8b-9.. I am needing to know before I order it if the Kushi Maya Lily will do good here. Or does it have to be in a zone that has a freeze so it will bloom the next and next year like the Peony?

Hope someone can help soon.

Also I need to know when I should plant the bulb. I know about the soil and drainage they need but I need some further information.

Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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May 7, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Hi @cathywhit Welcome! to NGA

From what I read, it is a cross between species and a white oriental. It should be cold hardy for you, and does not need really cold weather to bloom. It does however do much better in our area (south &hot) if it gets a bit of shade during the hottest part of the day. As for planting, you should do that as soon as it arrives. It is a mid-summer bloomer and as with many lilies, may not reach its' full potential the first season.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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May 7, 2016 6:51 PM CST
To add to what @moonhowl said. I would maybe plant it a little deeper in the ground and add some mulch of some kind. Lilies like their roots cooler
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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I bought a Lily (Lilium 'Kushi Maya') two years ago, mine is in a very large pot. It bloomed last year and currently has two growing stems so it seems happy here so far.
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