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Robert Swanson Oriental Trumpet Lily

Lilium 'Robert Swanson'
SKU: HC008718
per Bag of 3
No longer available this season.

Oriental Trumpet Lily ‘Robert Swanson’ is one of our favorite Oriental Lilies, with its big striking red blooms (up to 7"), edged in a buttery yellow. Its light-green stigmas add another layer of contrast for a mid to late summer show that’s perfect in your perennial plant bed. Long-lasting and sweetly fragrant, the flowers (up to 40 per bulb!) make lovely cut flowers as well as pollinator friendly additions to the garden.

key features
Botanical Name
Lilium 'Robert Swanson'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-44" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


36-44" tall. Oriental Trumpet Lily ‘Robert Swanson’ has eye-popping color and sweet fragrance. Its brilliant red flowers are gently recurved, edged in a buttery yellow and contrasted by the lime-green stigmas. This hardy lily with copious amounts of big 7-inch blooms is a perfect choice for easy-care, mid-to late summer color. Plant in well-drained compost enriched soil in a full to part sun location. ‘Robert Swanson’ likes to have its feet in the shade but blooms in the sun. It does not have a big footprint so it’s perfect for planting in your perennial beds. Growing 36-44 inches tall, each bulb may yield up to 40 blooms! ‘Robert Swanson’ Lilies make wonderful cut flowers. Consider roses, Agastache and late summer Salvia as companions. Cold hardy in zones 3-8.