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Commander in Chief Lily

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer
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Commander in Chief Lily

Description
This Asiatic lily produces an abundance of large, 6-8" blooms of shimmering, scarlet-red atop 3-4' tall plants. This stunner grows almost anywhere in zones 3 to 9 in full sun to partial shade. You'll adore these blooms, but deer won't—they tend to avoid it.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure3
  • Botanical NameLilium 'Commander in Chief' (Asiatic)
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread15 - 18 inches
  • Spacing10 - 12 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateMid summer
  • Planting InstructionsPlant with 4" of soil above the bulb. Plant in fall or very early spring. Plants should be spaced 12'' apart.
  • Winter CareIf fall planted, mulch the first winter. Remove in early spring before growth starts
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormLarge upright facing flared flowers in bold terminal panicles
  • Foliage TypeDark green, lance shaped, 3" - 4" long, 1/2" - 3/4" wide
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimeAfter flowering
  • FragranceNone
  • ResistanceGood to P & D problems
  • Soil Requirementwell drained is important.
  • Watering RequirementAverage, medium moisture needed. Do not allow soil to dry out but do not overwater.
  • PruningCut back spent flower stems by 1/3 After flowering. Remove flowers as they fade.
  • Unique CharactersticsStrong growth and extremely hardy. It has 6-8" diameter flowers that are scarlet red. Can be grown in containers for smaller flowers. Provides great contrasting color to borders.
  • Shipped12-14 CM BULB
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateModerate once established. It takes 6 - 8 weeks for a good root system to develop
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019

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