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Lilium 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lilium 'Mona Lisa'

Other names

Lily 'Mona Lisa'

Genus

Lilium Lilium

Variety or Cultivar

'Mona Lisa' _ 'Mona Lisa' is a clump-forming bulbous perennial with upright leafy stems. In summer, it bears pink-flushed, white, funnel-shaped flowers with darker pink freckles.


Lilium 'Mona Lisa' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; 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 methods

Division


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Where to grow

Lilium 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter. After planting cover wtih peat free compost to retain moisture. Dislikes dry hot positions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Lilium 'Mona Lisa'

Other names

Lily 'Mona Lisa'

Genus

Lilium Lilium

Variety or Cultivar

'Mona Lisa' _ 'Mona Lisa' is a clump-forming bulbous perennial with upright leafy stems. In summer, it bears pink-flushed, white, funnel-shaped flowers with darker pink freckles.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; 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 methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lilium 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil, enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter. After planting cover wtih peat free compost to retain moisture. Dislikes dry hot positions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lilium 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa')

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 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa')

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 'Mona Lisa' (Lily 'Mona Lisa')

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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