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Hardy Lily, Oriental ‘Mona Lisa’

A favorite Oriental lily worldwide, ‘Mona Lisa’ is exotic-looking with pink flowers that are edged in white and have elegantly recurved petals. Butterflies and hummingbirds LOVE them! ‘Mona Lisa’ lilies make a beautiful background for your flower borders. It is very fragrant with huge flowers. It is relatively short and therefore excellent for pot culture. It is extremely handsome and very reliable. Its flowers are huge for the plant size. The coloring is wonderful. Flowers just cover the top half of the stem.

Oriental lilies are one of the most popular types of lilies for gardens. Oriental lilies are among the easiest to grow. They’re very hardy, need no staking, and are not particularly fussy about soil, as long as it drains well. Oriental lilies have become increasingly popular, due to their large, exotic (often frilly) blooms and heavy, sweet perfume.

One of the absolute best lilies. Ideal for planting in the perennial garden, in containers or for cut flowers. These lilies are simply stunning in mass and are a great accent plant individually. They are of sturdy habit and do not require any support. Ideal for very exposed gardens.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
LH322BIN Hardy Lily, Oriental 'Mona Lisa' 25 out of stock $45.00

Plant Details +

Height 20"
Spacing 6-8"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green
Flower Pink with white edge
Bloomtime July

General Information +

General Characteristics: Oriental lilies are the classic “late bloomer.” These stunning flowering bulbs bloom after Asiatic lilies, continuing the lily parade in the landscape well into the season. Growing oriental lily plants is fairly easy provided you have a well-prepared site for bulbs, with plenty of sunshine and good drainage. Some of the most magnificent flowers in the lily family are in this large group of species and cultivars. Asiatic and Oriental are two of the most popular forms of true lilies available. Asian lilies bloom in June to July while Oriental bulbs start to appear in late July-August. Both are quite easy to grow with thick, rigid stems, strappy leaves, and showy flowers. Oriental lily cultivars, however, tend to have larger flowers. Orientals also thrive in cooler regions and can tolerate less than ideal soil conditions. Lilies are grown from bulbs.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 6" deep. 2. Place bulb in the hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Plant in late spring 6" deep in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Supply moisture and ample organic material through the growing season and mulch to keep roots cool & moist. As soon as the bloom has faded, remove it so seeds do not form. Allow stems to die back naturally in the fall. Divide every 3-4 years. Hardy Lily is one of the few summer flowering bulbs that may be left in the ground over the winter and still continue to bloom year after year each July. Excellent cut flowers but do not remove too much stem and foliage with the blossom as these are needed to build for the next year's growth.