Hailed as a 'super lily', Friso is part of a select group of hybrids that have recently been bred by crossing oriental and trumpet lilies. The result is a plant that has inherited the best qualities of both its parents. This is a very tall lily that can reach up to 7-9 ft tall and, when well established, it can produce up to 25 flowers. The best news is that the breeding has not diminished the flower's scent, which is as heady and sweet as you would expect from a lily.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich,organic soils. More drought tolerant than most other types of lilies.
Bulbs prefer good moisture year round, however. Plant bulbs 6-8” deep (slightly less in heavy clay) and space 12-18” apart in early spring. Plant in groups of at least three bulbs for best display. Mulch around plants to keep root zone cool. Protect from wind. Although stems are strong, staking for this tall lily is advisable. Remove flowers as they fade to prevent plant energies from being wasted on seed production.
After bloom, cut plants to the ground only after leaves and stems have turned yellow.
Zone: 4 to 8
Bloom Time: July to August
Sun: Full sun to part shade