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LILIUM 'After Eight'

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Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

LILIUM 'After Eight'

Plant Common Name

After Eight Oriental Lily, Oriental Lily

General Description

The lovely dwarf Oriental lily 'After Eight’ has intensely fragrant blooms with rose red tepals edged in white. This award-winning summer bloomer is ideal for container culture and was bred in The Netherlands by Nicolaas A. M. Mak.

Oriental lilies are renowned for their large, flaring, bowl-shaped blooms. They are often spotted, intensely fragrant and have distinctive hairs at the base of the tepals. They are borne on multiple upright stems lined with glossy green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Once they have flowered they will not bloom again until the following year, so be sure to plant them with ornamentals that look great later in the season.

Lilies prefer full to partial sun and neutral, well-drained, humus-rich soil. 'After Eight' has sturdy stems, so it does not require staking. It is a beautiful plant for the mixed border or anywhere else its beauty and fragrance can be appreciated. The anthers should be removed from cut flowers because the colorful pollen will shed and stain fabrics.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow Green, Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes