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American Asiatic Lily, Asiatic Lily
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The compact American Asiatic lily (‘Holean’) has big, upward-facing, pale pink flowers with white edges. This selection produces loose clusters of blooms in midsummer and is ideal for patio container culture, although flowers will be slightly smaller than if grown in the ground.
Asiatic lilies are probably the most common and easily grown type of hybrid lily. They typically bear clusters of wide-flaring flowers atop strong stems. The upright stems are 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. They are borne from scaled bulbs that are easily planted; a typical planting depth is six inches for Asiatics. They look best planted in small groups in perennial borders or cottage gardens and make excellent cut flowers. American Asiatic lily is a dwarf selection perfect for foreground plantings or containers. Remember to remove the anthers from cut flowers because the shedding pollen will stain fabric.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm
Early Summer, Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Light Pink
Green, Sandy Brown
Green, Dark Green
Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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