Lilium Asiatic hybrids
Asiatic lilies are among the earliest to bloom and they are also the easiest of lilies to grow. Medium size plants with upward or outward facing flowers, mostly unscented. Some varieties have beautiful double flowering blooms. Flowers are 4-6" / 10-15 cm in size and can bloom for up to one month in the garden. Available in a wide spectrum of colors from delicate pastels to bold red and orange.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
Early - Mid Summer
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
Fall or Spring
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
See 'popular varieties'
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
8 in / 20 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
8 in / 20 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
16-50 in / 40-125 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, beds, perennial gardens, pots and containers and as cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
'Brunello' (orange), 'Cappuccino' (white & black), 'Crimson Pixie' (crimson), 'Fata Morgana' (yellow, double), 'Fire King' (orange-red), 'Gironde' (yellow), 'Landini' (black), 'Lollypop' (white & pink) and 'Navona' (white).
About the Family
There are well over 100 lilium species. They grow wild all across the Northern Hemisphere and are so varied and complex (and through cross-hybridizing still ever expanding) that it is very difficult to organize and describe them. For your convenience we have focused here on the garden types (usually hybrids) that you will find most commonly commercially available. Lilium Candidum (aka Madonna Lily) is claimed to be the very first flower for cutting purposes. It was cultivated in cloister gardens of the Middle Ages and used for decoration in churches.Read More About the Family