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LILIUM 'Sterling Star'

Image of Lilium 'Sterling Star'

International Flower Bulb Centre

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

LILIUM 'Sterling Star'

Plant Common Name

Asiatic Lily, Sterling Star Lily

General Description

Probably the most commonly and easily grown type of hybrid lily, Asiatic lilies typically bear clusters of scentless, wide-flaring flowers atop strong stems set with narrow, lance-shaped, glossy green leaves. 'Sterling Star' is a medium-sized Asiatic hybrid which produces up-facing, starry, creamy-white flowers with maroon-dotted throats. Blooming in midsummer, this lily prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Plant in well-drained, humus-rich soil and this will be an excellent addition to brighten any mixed border, container, or cutting garden. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, 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

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    30"-40" / 76.2cm - 101.6cm

  • Width

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • 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, Dark Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    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 Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No