Elegant and unique, ‘Landini’ Asiatic Lily will fill the early summer garden with deep purple star-like flowers. These dramatic flowers add the perfect mystery to a garden bed or cut flower arrangement, sometimes looking like shadows, sometimes like a jewel-tone treasure. The deep color can contrast with bright summer flowers, or blend beautifully with other lilies. An easy-to-grow favorite loved by both gardeners and pollinators!
‘Landini’ Asiatic Lily is a must-have addition to the garden where it will dance above the late spring tulips and daffodils and highlight summer’s peonies, centranthus, salvia, and lavender. Its six-petaled purple-violet, almost black flowers bloom on long, straight stems. Elegant, long-lasting cut flowers, cut them when the bulb is colored and it’s beginning to open. Be sure to snip off the anthers at the ends of stamens to prevent staining tablecloths. Plant in well-drained soil where the roots can be protected (it does well where it can grow up through other perennials) and where the flowers can reach the sun for 6-8 hours. At 3' tall, the flowers may need staking. (35-39" tall x 12-18" wide)
Landini Asiatic Lily
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Early to mid summer
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Plant 6" deep
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Poisonous if ingested. Toxic to cats.
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Lilium (Lily) - a huge genus of bulbous plants native primarily to the colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Although there are some sub-tropical species. The three biggest groups commonly grown include the Asiatic, Oriental and native North American species. The care of all three is similar.
Preferred growing conditions
Plant in a fast draining, compost enriched garden loam with full sun or a half day of partial sun. Lilies prefer slightly acid soil and are not a good choice for highly alkaline western soils unless you're willing to regularly acidify the soil with soil sulfur. Avoid clay unless amply amended with ample compost to improve drainage.
Mulch with commonly available mulch materials to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Cool, moist soil is essential for optimum growth and flowering of lilies.
Lilies prefer consistent moist soil and need regular irrigation when conditions are dry. They don't like to dry out, but are prone to rot if their planting site is in a depression and accumulates water after a good rain.
Deadheading keeps the plants looking tidy and help them conserve energy for bulb growth and not seed production. But it will not bring them back into bloom.
Fertilize generously in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This can be repeated in late spring to help build humus levels in their soil.
Oriental lilies are very fragrant, while Asian lilies are not.
Some of the taller varieties may require staking in windy climates, as they can get up to 6 ft. tall and be top heavy with lots of flowers.
Cut back to just above ground level in late fall or early spring.
Mulch heavily with a 2 to 3 inch layer in late fall as the soil begins to freeze. This is especially important when planting new bulbs in zone 3 and 4 climates. If snow cover is not dependable, make fall mulching a regular practice.
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