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Commander in Chief Lily

  • 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

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)
  • Type of Fruitn/a
  • Ships As12-14 CM BULB
  • 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
  • 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.
  • PruningCut back spent flower stems by 1/3 After flowering
  • Unique CharactersticsStrong growth and extremely hardy. It has 6-8" diameter flowers that are scarlet red.
  • 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?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

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

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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(3 customer reviews)
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so gorgeous
Jun 8, 2010
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I've never grown lillies before but these came up almost as soon as they were planted and within a few weeks I had flowers. They are gorgeous. My neighbor thought they were fake; they are so perfect looking.
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Apr 19, 2010
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I absolutely love these! The color is so rich and breathtaking. I ordered these last spring and we thoroughly enjoyed them last year. This year the are coming back and multiplying in full force. Can't wait to see the blooms this year!
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Mar 23, 2010
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These lillies are absolutely breathtaking. I couldnt quit looking at them and taking pictures of them. I took my granddaughter to my garden just to show her the Commander in Chief lillies. They were amazing!
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