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Lilium 'Matrix'

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Matrix Lily (Lilium 'Matrix') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Lilium 'Matrix' flowers

Lilium 'Matrix' flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Asiatic Hybrid

Description:

A brilliant lily with gorgeous large scarlet-red and orange blooms creating a memorable impact in the garden; perfect choice to create a striking focal point in borders or massed, particularily great for planters because of shorter plant height

Ornamental Features

Matrix Lily features bold scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers with orange centers at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Matrix 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;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Matrix Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Matrix Lily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. 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.

 
 
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Ornamental Features