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DESCRIPTION: This variety is a compact lily that bears well formed, upward facing, two toned red blooms; versatile plants that are perfect for containers or massing along borders; they are also known to have multiple blooms per stem
BOTANICAL NAME: Lilium asiatic 'Tiny Rocket'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 35 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Two-toned red with darker red and freckles
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Cut Flower
Tiny Rocket Lily features bold cherry red trumpet-shaped flowers with dark red overtones and black spots at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Tiny Rocket 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:
Tiny Rocket Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Tiny Rocket Lily will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. 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.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.