Lilium Oriental ‘Casablanca’, Oriental Lily , Zones 4-9
Oriental Lilies are later to bloom than other types, with intoxicatingly fragrant star-shaped flowers that are superb for cutting. They prefer a rich, moist soil on the acidic side, with similar needs to Rhododendrons. This tall selection produces enormous white flowers with contrasting red anthers. Up to 8 blooms per stem. It is extremely popular for cutting, particularly for weddings. Stems should be staked before blooming to prevent wind damage. Especially nice in containers. Remove dead stems in the fall. Clumps may be divided after a few years by digging up the bulbs in mid autumn, separating them and replanting to a new location. Scarlet lily beetles can be a problem.
Sun Exposure: full sun part shade
Soil type: average fertile
Soil PH: neutral, acid
Soil Moisture: moist soil with good drainage
Care level: easy (stake for blooming)
Flower color: white
Bloom time: mid to late summer
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: accent: good form and texture, specimen, border, containers, shade garden, massed, fragrant, deer resistant,
Flower head size: very large
Height: 90-120 cm (35-47 inches) Width: 25-30 cm (10-12 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: divide clumps of bulbs in fall and replant.
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