Purple Eye Lily
Lilium 'Purple Eye'
Purple Eye Lily flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Asiatic Hybrid
A stunning variety of lily featuring pink flowers with intense deep purple spotting that fills the center ; an impressive splash of color when massed in the garden or border areas
Purple Eye Lily features bold pink trumpet-shaped flowers with a deep purple ring at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Purple Eye 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 plant 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;
Purple Eye Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Purple Eye Lily will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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 plant 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.