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Hardy Lily, Asiatic ‘Elite’

‘Elite’ is a fiery orange Asiatic lily, featuring clusters of attractive flowers at the top of each stem. This lily generally grows to about 3′ tall and begins to bloom in late June to early July.

Hardy perennial that will multiply year after year when planted in the garden. As soon as the bloom has faded, remove it so seeds do not form. Do not remove too much stem and foliage with the blossom as these are needed to build for the next year’s growth. Ideal for planting in the perennial garden, in containers or for cut flowers. These lilies are simply stunning in mass and are a great accent plant individually. They are of sturdy habit and do not require any support. Ideal for very exposed gardens.

Plant Details +

Height 36"
Spacing 8"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Orange-red
Bloomtime Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50ยบ F. 1. Dig a hole 6" deep. 2. Place bulb in the hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Plant in late spring 6" deep in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Supply moisture and ample organic material through the growing season and mulch to keep roots cool & moist. As soon as the bloom has faded, remove it so seeds do not form. Allow stems to die back naturally in the fall. Divide every 3-4 years. Hardy Lily is one of the few summer flowering bulbs that may be left in the ground over the winter and still continue to bloom year after year each July. Excellent cut flowers but do not remove too much stem and foliage with the blossom as these are needed to build for the next year's growth.