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Lilies: Lilium lankongense 'Ariadne'

Botanical name: Lilium lankongense 'Ariadne'

Common name: Lily, Asiatic 'Ariadne'

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 3a thru 9b

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Asiatic Lily 'Ariadne' is popular with our field visitors. 'Ariadne' bears perfectly-formed, downfacing buff-pink blooms that have a species-like look and spotting pattern. Plants have a nice, tall inflorescence with flowers being nicely spaced on its stems. A long lived garden animal, 'Ariadne' is slow to multiply, making it great for the permanent display or the gardener who doesn't wish to divide plants very often. Blooms in July. A Quick Note About Asiatic Hybrids: The first to flower each season, Asiatic lilies come in a wide range of colors--white, yellow, orange, red, pink and all shades and color combinations, except the color blue. Flowers are mostly upfacing with a few dainty garden gems carrying outfacing or pendant blooms, and all will be exciting when the buds unfurl. These hybrids multiply rapidly and bloom over a long season. The Asiatics are the hardiest of all the Lilium Hybrids. They do best in Zones 3 to 10. These varieties are the easiest for the beginner and multiply the fastest in the garden. Plant 4 to 6 inches deep, according to size.

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