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Tiny Crystal Lily

Lilium 'Tiny Crystal'

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Tiny Crystal Lily (Lilium 'Tiny Crystal') at Bachman's Landscaping

Tiny Crystal Lily flowers

Tiny Crystal Lily flowers

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Lily Looks Series

Description:

This variety is a compact lily that bears well formed, upward facing, crystal clear white blooms with a hint of green; perfect for containers or massing along borders; they are also known to have multiple blooms per stem

Ornamental Features

Tiny Crystal Lily features bold white trumpet-shaped flowers with light green overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tiny Crystal Lily is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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

Tiny Crystal Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Tiny Crystal Lily will grow to be about 12 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.

Tiny Crystal Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features