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    Lilium 'Crossover'

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    Crossover Lily (Lilium 'Crossover') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Crossover Lily flowers

    Crossover Lily flowers

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    Plant Height:  3 feet

    Flower Height:  4 feet

    Spacing:  12 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Group/Class:  Tango Series

    Description:

    A striking hybrid lily producing large white blooms with crimson spotting, crowning sturdy straight stems that are excellent for cutting; this variety is a good choice to create focal interest in areas around shrubbery or border plantings

    Ornamental Features

    Crossover Lily features bold white trumpet-shaped flowers with chartreuse throats and crimson spots at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Crossover 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

    Crossover Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Crossover Lily will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 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.

    Crossover Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
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    Applications
    Flowers  Plant Form 
    Ornamental Features

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