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LILIUM 'Mona Lisa'
Mona Lisa Lily, Oriental Lily
The tried and true Oriental lily 'Mona Lisa' bears pink flowers with a lighter edge and well-defined deeper pink central star and freckles. The fragrant flowers appear on compact plants that are ideal for container culture.
Oriental lilies result from complex crosses of several Asian lily species. They are renowned for their large, flaring, bowl-shaped blooms. The blooms are often spotted, intensely fragrant and have distinctive hairs at the base of the tepals. They are borne atop 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. They are borne from scaled bulbs that are easily planted. The typical depth is eight inches for Orientals. These elegant lilies are ideal for perennial borders, large containers and cutting gardens; anywhere where their color and fragrance can be appreciated. The anthers should be removed from cut flowers because the colorful pollen will shed and stain fabrics.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Summer, Late Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Pink, Light Pink, Rose
Yellow Green, Sandy Brown
Green, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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