Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso

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Gran Paradiso is one of the favorite and most-planted Asiatic Lilies for its true, red color and strong growth. Plant this striking beauty for a bold statement in the garden and cut for beautiful summer bouquets. (Lilium)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 40-44" tall
Bulb Spacing8-12" apart
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
SKU 7LILYG

Plant Information

This red lily is one of the most successful of the hundreds of Asiatic Hybrids. Introduced years ago, its still the best-selling red, famous for true color and strong growth. Along with orange 'Enchantment', Gran Paradiso helped make the Asiatic Hybrid Lilies the huge success they are today. A mainstay for florist's arrangements. (The ones you grow will be just as beautiful.)

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.

Associated SKUs
7LILYG
7LILY3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
7FLILY3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
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 Red
Mature Height 40-44" 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 90 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
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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Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Beautiful deep red color

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from Minnesota

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    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

      Very showy for the back of your garden border.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      I would buy this again!

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      from Douglas,Ak

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

        This lily is a beautiful red and a show stopper in my yard! Thanks.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Gorgeous blooms

        By 

        from Grgeory MI

        Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

        Outstanding color

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        • No
         
        2.0

        A Very Hot Summer This Year

        By 

        from Inkom, Idaho

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        Pros

        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Very Few Came Up

        Best Uses

        • Used In Terracing

        Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

        This is the first year we have had such negative results. We barely got 10% results! Perhaps it was just too hot this summer. VERY FEW bulbs produced. Not sure if I would recommend or not.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso

        By 

        from Winston-Salem, NC

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        Pros

        • Great Color
        • Hummingbirds Love Them
        • Stays Longer Than Most

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In A Humminbird Garden

          Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

          great flowers and strong stems

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          4.0

          Absolutely Lovely!

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          from San Leandro, CA

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          Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

          Of the three bulbs I planted, only two bloomed this year. (You can see the 'dead' flowerhead beside the bloom in the picture). It looks like it started to bud and then just died. On the bloomers, the color is brilliant. Big deep red flowers make a wonderful accent in the back garden. Unfortunately, the china aster and baby snapdragon I seeded in front of the lilies didn't take, so it's a rather barren looking patch with one huge red flower in the midst! My only complaint with the lily itself is the stem strength. The minute that big beautiful bud came out, the stem couldn't hold it up and drooped right over. I'm hoping that's caused by a soil problem that will correct next year with extra compost and care. Another winner from American Meadows!

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          1.0

          Left short from a non producer.

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          from Georgia, VT

          Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

          Hoping this dazzling beauty will come out to play next year!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          IF YOU LIKE RED, THIS IS THE ONE

          By 

          from McKinney, Texas

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          Pros

          • good performer

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • For color

          Comments about Asiatic Lily Bulbs Gran Paradiso:

          Rich Red color of blooms that are at the top of the plant. Grouped 3 bulbs together for nice accent. Look forward to many years of reliable blooms.

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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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