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'Hybrid Lily' is a plant in the Lilium genus with a scientific name of Lilium.

The Lilium genus is home to approximately 110 different herbaceous flowering species, normally growing from bulbs.

Species within the Lilium genus can be divided by species, or within their generalized hybrid group. These are:

Species – all natural species and naturally occurring plants are within this group (not hybridized).
Asiatic Hybrids – Derived from Central East Asia, these are usually unscented with upright flowers
Martagon Hybrids – Petals are strongly recurved with nodding flowers.
Candidum Hybrids – Includes hybrids of L. candidum with several other mostly European species
American Hybrids – Taller varieties, generally clump forming perennials, and originally derived from L. pardalinum.
Longiflorum Hybrids – Generally grown for cut flowers and not in the garden. Known as the Easter Lilies.
Trumpet Lilies – Flowers are based on generally Asiatic species and are trumpet shaped, and tend to be very fragrant.
Oriental Hybrids – Based on hybrids of L. auratum and L. speciosum, they are fragrant and flowers tend to be outward. “Stargazer” belongs to this category.
Other Hybrids – All other garden hybrids.
Includes Interdivisional hybrids like Longiflorum-Asiatic (LA), Longiflorum-Oriental (LO), Oriental-Trumpet (OT or Orienpet), Asiatic-Trumpet (Asiapet), Oriental-Asiatic (OA), Longiflorum-Trumpet (Longipets), etc. There is a new Interdivisional hybrid called Martagon-Asiatic (Martasian).

Hybrid Lily grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Normally growing to a mature height of 1.22 metres (3.96 feet), Hybrid Lily grows with a erect habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

Try planting Hybrid Lily if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden.

Some varieties of Hybrid Lily you may like to consider growing are: Stargazer, Casa Blanca, Asiatic Mix, Muscadet and Mona Lisa.

China is thought to be the country of origin for Hybrid Lily.

Hybrid Lily is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Hybrid Lily have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Hybrid Lily

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Lilies can be grown in containers as well as in the ground. The soil should be fertile, well-drained with 25 percent organic matter. Fertilize lilies in early spring and just before flowering. Lilies love a cooling layer of organic mulch over their root zones. Remove flowers after blooming to prevent seed production, however, allow foliage stalks to die in place.

A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. As a rough idea of the types of climates Hybrid Lily does best in, check to see if your local area is within USDA Hardiness Zones 4 and 8. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Hybrid Lily likes to be in moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Hybrid Lily is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Hybrid Lily to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Hybrid Lily from seed

Transplanting Hybrid Lily

Generally, bulbs are planted at a depth equal to 3 times the bulb’s size. Plant bulbs 6-9 inches apart in well-draining soil.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hybrid Lily is a hardy plant.

How long does Hybrid Lily take to grow?

These estimates for how long Hybrid Lily takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Hybrid Lily to germinate?
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Average 40 days | Min 12 days | Max 80 days (22)

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Average 20 days | Min 5 days | Max 1595 days (9)

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Other names for Hybrid Lily

Lily, Mixed oriental lily, Oriental lily

Lilium L.

Misspellings: lilly, Lilies, Lillium

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