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Butter Pixie Lily

Lilium 'Butter Pixie'

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Butter Pixie Lily (Lilium 'Butter Pixie') at Classic Landscape Centre

Butter Pixie Lily flowers

Butter Pixie Lily flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Group/Class:  Dwarf Asiatic

Ornamental Features

Butter Pixie Lily features bold lemon yellow trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Butter Pixie 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;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Butter Pixie Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Butter Pixie Lily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, 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.

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