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Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lilium longiflorum 'White American'

Other names

Easter lily 'White American', Bermuda lily 'White American', Trumpet lily 'White American', November lily 'White American', White trumpet lily 'White American'

Genus

Lilium Lilium

Variety or Cultivar

'White American' _ 'White American' is a vigorous, bulbous perennial with erect stems bearing scattered, glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, short racemes of fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers with pale green tips and deep yellow anthers.


Lilium longiflorum 'White American' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

White, Pale-green, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs , Vine weevil

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers, but do not cut back the stems before autumn.

Propagation

Detach bulblets from parent bulb when dormant. Remove bulbils from leaf axils before the plant dies down.

Propagation methods

Bulbils


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Where to grow

Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil with added leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter in full sun with the base of the plant in shade. Tolerates full shade. Alternatively, grow in containers or under glass in loam-based compost with added leaf mould and grit in full light with shade from hot sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lilium longiflorum 'White American'

Other names

Easter lily 'White American', Bermuda lily 'White American', Trumpet lily 'White American', November lily 'White American', White trumpet lily 'White American'

Genus

Lilium Lilium

Variety or Cultivar

'White American' _ 'White American' is a vigorous, bulbous perennial with erect stems bearing scattered, glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, short racemes of fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers with pale green tips and deep yellow anthers.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

White, Pale-green, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Lily beetle (Scarlet) , Slugs , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers, but do not cut back the stems before autumn.

Propagation

Detach bulblets from parent bulb when dormant. Remove bulbils from leaf axils before the plant dies down.

Propagation methods

Bulbils


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil with added leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter in full sun with the base of the plant in shade. Tolerates full shade. Alternatively, grow in containers or under glass in loam-based compost with added leaf mould and grit in full light with shade from hot sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American')

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa (all other strains and subspecies)

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range and many sub-species and strains; including those that could thrive in cooler climates; showing different levels of pathogenicity. Although EU regulated; there is some concern about the risk of introduction. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American')

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Lilium longiflorum 'White American' (Easter lily 'White American')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Plantago asiatica mosaic virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest risk analysis suggested potential economic impacts would be small; and management by industry would be appropriate. Industry may wish to monitor for the presence of the pest and the Dutch industry certification scheme is of added benefit to the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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