30–36" tall. Midsummer blooms, Z3-8, 14-16cm bulbs.
‘Mapira’ Asiatic Lily
Plant lilies in light shade, which will prolong summer blooms, or in full sun if mulched to keep the bulbs cool.
Since lily bulbs are not completely dormant when shipped, do not let them dry out before planting. Plant bulbs 6–8" deep, 6" apart in rich, well-drained slightly acid soil with good humus content.
Queens of the Perennial Border, excellent as bedding plants or cutflowers, lilies are wonderful either as individual specimens or in solid masses. Six-pointed flowers on erect unbranched stems. Asiatic lilies bear medium-sized upright or outward-facing flowers, mostly unscented. Plants 2–5' tall, with small narrow leaves. Derived from central and East Asian species including L. amabile, L. pumilum and more. Not fussy, will thrive in nearly any type of well-drained soil. The bulbs can multiply quickly.