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Tango Lily Bulbs Cappuccino

Tango Lilies are a type of Asiatic lily, with larger flowers and a unique look. This one is white with a spattering of dark purple-black spots in the center. (Lilium)

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Height: 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing: 8-12" apart
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU 41LILY3
Common Name Tango Lily
Botanical Name Lilium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple, White
Estimated Mature Height 44-48" tall
Bulb Size 14/16 cm
Bulb Spacing 8-12" apart
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Days to Bloom Blooms in 75-85 days
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Lilies like their feet in the shade and faces in the sun so keep them happy by planting behind or amongst other perennials for a dramatic effect.
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
The Tango Lilies. Very recently, a whole new race of lilies has been introduced. They are Asiatic Hybrids, so they bloom in early summer on strong stems shorter than the Orientals, but they're different from the old Asiatic Hybrids we all know. These new ones (called 'Tangolily' in Holland) have larger flowers than the older Asiatics, and best of all, a whole new look---with fascinating spots in a contrast color on the throat of each bloom. While many lilies have always had 'splotches' of a second color, these are the first with a complete contrast color area made up completely of the 'spatter of spots.' Many gardeners think these are the most beautiful lilies of all. They're also spectacular for cutting.

ABC LILY PHOTO Spectacular lilies for your garden; it's easy. Everybody loves lilies, and today's hybrids are a snap to grow, unlike some of the more difficult ones of the past. Today's favorites are no more work than growing a tulip or daffodil. First, take a look at the combination photo below. The large picture of a red lily is Stargazer, the most famous Oriental Hybrid. (See lily groups below.) Along with the famous white one, Casa Blanca, and other Oriental Hybrids, it's a big florist's favorite, and the ones in your garden will be just as lovely and fragrant as the ones you buy in any flower shop.

Photos A and B are of 'wild' or species lilies. (See lily groups below.) Photo A is the old favorite, orange Tiger Lily, (See lily groups below.) one of the best for wild meadows since it is tough, dependably perennial and will grow in almost any soil. Photo B is the incredibly beautiful Regal Lily, Lilium regale, the now-famous, highly fragrant white trumpet lily, discovered years ago growing wild in China. It has been used to create a whole new group of hybrids. (See Trumpet Lily group below.)

Photo C shows how beautifully almost any lily works in a mixed garden or with other flowers in a vase. The stunning yellow bi-colored lily shown with red daylilies and gladiolus is the popular Asiatic Hybrid, 'Grand Cru'. (See lily groups below.)


Growing Lilies: True lilies (which don't include daylilies and others which are not in the genus Lilium) are easy to grow today, and more popular every season. Since they are upright and take practically no space at ground level, it's easy to plant lilies between other established perennials and shrubs. Most can also tolerate some shade, which adds versatility for the gardener. There are many lily groups, but to keep it simple, we will consider only a few of the main types that are important to gardeners. Each lily we ship includes complete instructions for planting. So don't hesitate. You can easily bring the spectacular beauty of lily flowers to any summer meadow or garden.

'Wild' Lilies or 'Species' Lilies These are the true wildflowers from the world over. They are the ones all the glamorous hybrids are descended from. We're fortunate to have some of these botanical treasures on our list of lilies this season.

Oriental Hybrid Lilies are the now famous, very fragrant ones with large, flattened flowers such as red Stargazer and white Casa Blanca. These are the ones now so popular in the floral trade, but are also very easy to grow. They bloom from mid-summer through early fall. Most have very large, outward-facing, fragrant flowers.

Asiatic Hybrid Lilies are today's largest group of garden lilies, quite easy to 'naturalize'. This growing group of lilies was begun by hybridizers in the US, and were first called 'Mid-Century Hybrids.' Compared to Orientals, the Asiatic Hybrid lilies bloom earlier (early to mid summer), the plants are shorter, the flowers a bit smaller, and most blooms are upward-facing and star-shaped. Some of the most famous Asiatic Hybrids are yellow 'Connecticut King,' and the famous red, 'Gran Paradiso.'

Tiger Lilies. This group is led by the famous old orange wild lily, which used to be called Lilium tigrinum. Botanists have changed that to Lilum lancifolium, but that doesn't stop most people (including us) from using the old name 'tigrinum.' From the original orange, the hybridizers have created new colors from white to pink. All have the large flowers, black spots, and tough perennial qualities of the original. (By the way, don't call any old spotted orange lily 'tiger lily'. This one is the real thing, and no lily common name is more mis-used.)

Trumpet Lilies Sometimes called 'Aurelian Hybrids' or other names, the large, tall trumpet lilies are all descended from The Regal Lily, a white wild species lily from China. All are incredibly fragrant, and wonderful for cutting. They grow tall, and often need staking, since a well-grown stalk can have over 15 huge flowers.

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5.0

Excellent

By Fuuma the gardener

from Savannah, Ga

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Pros

  • Gorgeous Blooms
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Hybrid Tango Lily Bulbs Cappuccino - Bag of 2:

      This lily frankly outshines all of the neighboring lily varieties in the bed; it's white is bright, it's blooms are large and strong and last longer, and the height of the plant is taller. All bulbs grew beautifully and all but one had a second healthy bulb growing on their second year.

       
      4.0

      As advertised

      By THIRTYSIXRED

      from BLOOMFIELD CT

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

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      Pros

      • EXACTLY as pictured
      • Lots of blooms for just 6
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Short Bloom Time
      • Susceptible to Pests

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers

      Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Hybrid Tango Lily Bulbs Cappuccino - Bag of 2:

      Planted my 6 bulbs in a south exposure and the bulbs grew very well. Need to be aware if they come back next year for lily leaf beetles as they ate the leaves on the plant and hurt some flowers. Will get some pesticide next spring if they come back

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      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Peony Alexander Fleming

        Peony Alexander Fleming

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      Shipping

      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

      Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • Peony Alexander Fleming

        Peony Alexander Fleming

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

      • Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gironde

        Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gironde

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