Lilium 'Casa Blanca' (Oriental Lily)

Scientific Name

Lilium 'Casa Blanca'

Common Names

Oriental Lily

Synonyms

Lilium 'Casablanca'

Scientific Classification

Family: Liliaceae
Subfamily: Lilioideae
Tribe: Lilieae
Genus: Lilium

Flower

Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer

Description

Lilium 'Casa Blanca' is a popular Oriental hybrid lily that features pure white flowers with contrasting reddish-brown anthers. Blooms in mid-summer on rigid stems rising to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. Flowers are very fragrant and up to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. The Oriental hybrid lilies for their intense fragrance and large flowers with recurved petals and rich colors.

Lilium 'Casa Blanca' - Oriental Lily
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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 4a to 9b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Though lilies look like they'd be fussy plants, they are actually very easy to grow. They're not particular about soil type or pH, and they grow well in full sun, part sun, dappled shade, and even light shade.

Plant lilies as soon as you get them, either in the fall or the spring. Because the bulbs lack the papery covering (known as a "tunic") common to other hardy bulbs, they can dry out quickly in storage.

Even more than other bulbs, lilies demand well-drained soil. Dig the spot where you plan to plant lilies to a depth of at least 12 inches (30 cm), remove rocks and add organic matter, such as leaf mold or peat moss, to improve both the soil's structure and drainage. Like other bulbs, lilies appreciate a little bone meal scratched at the bottom of the planting hole but do not really require other fertilizers at planting time. Instead, wait until the bulbs send up green leaves and then sprinkle a complete organic fertilizer around the plant and water it in. See more at How to Grow and Care for Lilies.

Origin

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