Lilies II / Lilium

liliumroseliybelonica (300x291)Lilium ‘ROSELILY Belonica’ (syn. ‘Queen Emma’, ‘Double Beauty’) (Double Oriental Lily) – This double-flowering lily often has triple the amount of petals, with no messy pollen. It is also lightly scented for those with sensitivities and is a long lasting cut flower. The petals are pink with a darker central bar and lighter edges. Grows 30 to 34″ high. Hardy to zone 4.

lilcand (300x297)Lilium canadense (Species Lily) – The Meadow Lily is native to much of eastern North America. It usually bears pendulous orange flowers (with darker spotting) that emerge in June, although there is some variation within the species that includes yellow (var. flavum) and red (var. rubrum). Whorled green foliage. Grows 3 to 5.5′ high. Hardy to zone 3.

liliumconcad'or (300x298)Lilium ‘Conca D’Or’ (syn. ‘Valley of Gold’) (Hybrid Oriental Lily) – The huge lemon yellow (with cream edges) blossoms are quite the sight to see, especially since established plants can reach heights of up to 6′ tall. They are sweetly fragrant (without being overpowering) and are produced midsummer. Inducted into the NA Lily Society Hall of Fame. Grows 4-6′ high. Zone 4.

liliumbrunello (299x300)Lilium ‘Brunello’ (Asiatic Lily) – The very large pumpkin orange blooms of ‘Brunello’ are accented by darker stamens. It flowers in midsummer and is not fragrant, making it a good choice for those who find lilies overpowering at times – it is also a long-lasting cut flower. Prefers rich soil with adequate drainage in part to full sun. Grows to 36″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

lilystargazer (300x297)Lilium ‘Stargazer’ (Oriental Lily) – This hybrid is probably the most popular and well known of the Oriental lilies. It features highly fragrant upward facing blooms of deep crimson-pink (with darker spotting) and white edges. Much in part to its strong stems, it is also one of the best lilies to use as a cut flower. Grows up to 30″ high. Hardy to zone 4.

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