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Chianti is one of the most popular Asiatic Lilies, known for its striking, smoky pink blooms that have a silvery, satiny sheen to them. The star-shaped blooms will glisten both in the garden and when cut for summer bouquets. (Lilium)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing8-12" apart
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 14-16 cm
SKU 5FLILY3

Plant Information

This lily's popularity is due to the unique "sheen" or silvery quality it carries on each pure pink petal. With almost no spots, Chianti is a triumph of lily hybridizing with uniquely luscious, "smoky" pink blooms that all gardeners love.

By the way, don't let the name, "Asiatic", fool you. Many, many Asiatic hybrids have been created in the US. Beginning with the famous orange lily, "Enchantment", our Pacific Northwest has led the world in hybridizing this fantastic group, long a favorite in the cut flower trade.

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.

SKU 5FLILY3
Common Name Asiatic 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 Pink
Mature Height 36-40" 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 85-95 days
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers
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.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.6

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5.0

Lovely Color

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from Chicago, Il.

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  • Hardy
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      Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Lily Bulbs Chianti:

      Beautiful lily. Was late planting, so I planted in a pot. They came up and were lovely. Can't wait until next year, they will be even larger.

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      3.0

      Chianti Lily: Not gone, but decision pending

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      from Oxford, NY

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      • Not As Pictured

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      Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Lily Bulbs Chianti:

      Okay, I wrote about my Chianti Asiatic Lily bulbs before in Spring. I said they were gone - presuming they had been eaten by a critter. Not true, eventually 2 of the 3 bulbs came up, not bad. The plants were small, but did have buds. July 2nd (2016) I had my first flower... it was bright pink. A few days later, the other plant had a flower too, also bright pink. I wondered if I received the wrong bulbs. No one told me they would change in appearance, but maybe they do. I don't know if the bulb has to mature or the flowers have to age, but they were not like the photo. I hoped to be able to tell you more, but all my buds are gone. I'm 99% sure the deer got them this time. I hope for better luck next year. I don't blame you for that but I wish you would explain the color difference. They're not "smoky pink blooms that have a silvery, satiny sheen to them." I read elsewhere that they are a "shiny, baby pink." I also read that they will get better with age and everyone who has them l-o-v-e-s them, so here's hoping.

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      5.0

      Absolutely beautiful!

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      from Columbus, Ohio

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        Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Lily Bulbs Chianti:

        It stands out from all my other plants because of its color, and it seems to be blooming later than my other lilies.

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        5.0

        Love it

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        from Portland, OR

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          Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Lily Bulbs Chianti:

          Loves the pink color on these lilies! I'm in zone 8 and they started blooming first week of June. They have large bloom, I'm hoping they will come back next year too!

           
          5.0

          Chianti Lily

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          from Winston-Salem, NC

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            • In any garden

            Comments about American Meadows Asiatic Lily Bulbs Chianti:

            most beautiful color

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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