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Lilium orientalis 'Metropolitan'

Lily, Oriental

Upward facing hot pink flowers with a white edge, very fragrant, 3-5 flowers per stem.

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  • Showy hot pink flowers in summer
  • Great for butterflies in the garden
  • Use for cut flowers


48-56 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Lily, Oriental Growing and Maintenance Tips

Usually tall growing with excetionally large fragrant flowers.  Flowers are mostly outward facing and often have marron spots on the petals.  Perfers warmer temperatures and good drainage (more sand) compared to asiatics.

Lilium orientalis 'Metropolitan' Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average