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George Slate Lily*

Lilium 'George Slate'

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George Slate Lily (Lilium 'George Slate') at Alsip Home and Nursery

George Slate Lily flowers

George Slate Lily flowers

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

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Asiatic Hybrid

Description:

Many multiple blooms grace long sturdy stems on this lovely plant; flowers are a creamy, buttery yellow with many burgundy freckles that nod downward and the petals recurve back; beautiful in groupings

Ornamental Features

George Slate Lily features bold nodding creamy white trumpet-shaped flowers with buttery yellow overtones and burgundy spots 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

George Slate 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

George Slate Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

George Slate Lily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 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. 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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