'Casa Blanca' Oriental lily

Lilium 'Casa Blanca'

Photo/Illustration: 
Kathy Diemer
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'Casa Blanca' Oriental lily (Lilium 'Casa Blanca')
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Genus:  Lilium

Often used by florists and for weddings, 'Casa Blanca' lily has large, pure white, scented flowers.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Vigorous growth, strong stems, very fragrant. Good in containers or borders. Great as cut flowers.

Care: 

Lilies are easy to grow in any garden soil—if you remember they like their heads in the sun and feet in the shade. Plant them among shrubs or other plants so that the base of the stem is shaded and the head will be in the sun. This technique prevents the soil above the bulb from drying out too quickly, which can adversely affect any roots produced by the stem before it emerges from the soil. A common mistake is not planting lilies deep enough. Put 6 inches of soil over the top of them to keep them from flopping over. They appreciate a regular feeding when grown in containers; in borders, they will be fine with little feeding.

Propagation: 

 Remove scales, offsets, or bulblets in late summer. Sow seed as soon as ripe in a cold frame or sow indoors at 65° to 70°F under lights in spring.

Problems: 

Gray mold (during wet weather), aphid-spread viruses, red lily beetles, slugs, snails, deer, rabbits, voles, groundhogs.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Hazelnut
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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