Lilium 'Cote D'Azur' flowers
(Photo courtesy of Connon Nurseries)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Asiatic Hybrid
A lovely tall oriental lily with multiple blooms that are fuschia with light spotting; a single plant can produce up to a dozen blooms; spectacular when massed and great for cutting
Cote D'Azur Lily features bold lightly-scented fuchsia trumpet-shaped flowers with red spots at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Cote D'Azur 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 perennial 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;
Cote D'Azur Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
Cote D'Azur Lily will grow to be about 28 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial 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 plant can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.