Lily – Asiatic

Asiatic lilies (Lilium asiatic) produce showy blooms that range in color from pastel to brilliant shades of pink, red or orange and include every color except for blue. These flowers appear atop a tall stalk that resembles the top of a pineapple and form a cluster of blooms that open in late spring to early summer. With proper care, these hardy flowers thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10, depending on the variety, and return each year with bigger and brighter blooms. In Sunnyvale, which is zone 9, the asiatic lilies naturalize (meaning you can leave the bulbs in the ground and they will bloom next year).


Asiatic Lily, Lilium

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)

Cultivar: ?



1 – Asiatic hybrids


Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing



24-36 in. (60-90 cm)



6-9 in. (15-22 cm)



USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)


Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Flower Shape:

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Bloom Size:

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Color Pattern:






Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater


Soil pH requirements:

Unknown – Tell us


Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb’s scales

From seed; sow indoors before last frost


Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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