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Ay Caramba Lily*

Lilium 'Ay Caramba'

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Ay Caramba Lily (Lilium 'Ay Caramba') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Ay Caramba Lily flowers

Ay Caramba Lily flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Asiatic Hybrid

Description:

A dazzling upward facing bloom that features silky white petals with shocking hot pink tips; a very noticeable mid summer presentation for borders, gardens or containers

Ornamental Features

Ay Caramba Lily features bold white trumpet-shaped flowers with hot pink tips at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ay Caramba Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Ay Caramba Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Ay Caramba Lily will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Massing  Garden 
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Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features