Easter lily

Lilium longiflorum | Also known as: Lily | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The november lily flowers at Easter. Go figure.

A tall stem-rooting deciduous perennial, lilium longiflorum is just as elegant as any of the vast range of lilies that can be found. What makes it special is its sheer size, with large white trumpet-shaped blossoms with six curled tepals enhancing its elegant appearance. It is known as the Easter lily because of the time it usually flowers, though it may vary depending on cultivar and location. Its glossy, dark green foliage is long and lance-shaped, and the tall stems are heavily leafed. A lover of moist but well-drained alkaline soils in full sun, the Easter lily also has an aversion to hot, dry locations. Ideal for conservatories or gravel beds, its floral beauty is the highlight for many gardeners.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.4 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Growth habit
  • Tapering
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-9
Heat zone
  • H9-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - -1
Heat days
  • 60 - 150
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • House plants
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years