Asiatic vs. Oriental

rgvnewf(z5 NL,Canada)June 29, 2005

Can anyone explian the difference between Asiatic and Oriental Lilies?

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Asiatics are unscented,multiply quickly and are very easy to grow,they also tolerate most soils.
Orientals are scented,they tend to be more difficult and they multiply slowly,they do not like lime rich soils.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 4:44AM
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Nell Jean

Asiatics also bloom earlier than Orientals, at least in my experience. Planting both, along with some Trumpets, gives a succession of bloom, generally: Asiatics -- Trumpets -- Orientals.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 12:25PM
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go to It will give you an excellent explanation of the various kinds of Lilies. It's a Canadian web site from Manitoba.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 1:18PM
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