Asiatic Lily Lilium 'Jennifer Evans' (II)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
lily 'Jennifer Evans'


Lilium 'Jennifer Evans' is a plant that boasts vibrant and colorful flowers. The petals are typically a rich, deep pink or a similar shade, arranged in a large, bowl-shaped formation that is characteristic of lilies. Each flower consists of six broad petals that often curve backward, revealing stamens with prominent anthers at the center. The petals might be adorned with different patterns or speckles, which adds to the visual interest of the flowers. The plant has a sturdy stem which is green and supports not only the flowers but also the leaves. The foliage is lush, with narrow leaves that grow in a spiral pattern along the stem. These leaves are a dark green color and have a glossy or matte finish, depending on the variety. Multiple flowers can bloom on a single stem, making it a striking addition to any garden display or as a cut flower in bouquets. Its blossoms are known for their exquisite beauty and can be found blooming in the warmer months of the year. Overall, Lilium 'Jennifer Evans' is a striking plant with captivating flowers that are sure to draw attention wherever they are grown.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Jennifer Evans Lily

    • Common names

      Lilium 'Jennifer Evans' (II)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Lilium 'Jennifer Evans' is a type of lily, commonly referred to simply as a lily. Lilies contain certain compounds that can be toxic to humans if ingested, although they are not generally considered highly poisonous to humans compared to their toxicity to pets. Nonetheless, if a human ingests parts of a lily, they may experience mild symptoms which can include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. It is advised to use caution and keep the plant out of reach of children who might accidentally consume it.

    • To pets

      The Lilium 'Jennifer Evans', known as a lily, is extremely toxic to cats and can be harmful to dogs as well, with cats being more sensitive to lily poisoning. If a cat ingests even a small amount of any part of a lily, it can lead to severe kidney damage and potentially be fatal. Symptoms of lily poisoning in pets, especially cats, can include vomiting, lethargy, lack of appetite, kidney failure, and if left untreated, it may result in death. Immediate veterinary attention is required if a pet has consumed any part of a lily.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet [91 cm]

    • Spread

      1 foot [30 cm]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Adds aesthetic appeal to gardens and landscapes with its vibrant blooms.
    • Habitat for Wildlife: Attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Easy to Grow: Known for being relatively easy to cultivate in a variety of soil types.
    • Perennial Growth: As a perennial, it returns each year, reducing the need for replanting.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms make excellent cut flowers for arrangements due to their long vase life.
    • Color Variety: Offers a range of colors that can complement different garden designs.
    • Height Variation: Can be used in garden design to create layers or focal points due to its tall stalks.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Lilium 'Jennifer Evans', commonly known as the lily, can be used as a natural dye source. The petals contain pigments that can be used to dye fabrics and textiles with shades of orange and red.
    • In artistic practices, lilies can be pressed and included in paper making for a unique texture and floral aesthetic in the finished paper goods.
    • The sturdy stems of lilies can provide physical support in miniature garden designs, acting as natural stakes for climbing plants.
    • Dried lily flowers are sometimes used in potpourri blends, contributing to the visual appeal and adding a subtle floral scent.
    • Used in crafting, the stamens and petals of lilies can be incorporated into handmade cards or bookmarks for a decorative touch.
    • Lilium petals can be used in the creation of natural inks and paints for artists seeking organic and eco-friendly materials.
    • The blooms can be used as natural confetti at celebrations such as weddings, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic counterparts.
    • In culinary applications, certain lily species blooms are edible and can be candied or used as decorative, flavorful elements in upscale cuisine.
    • Lilies can serve as an educational tool for botanical studies, especially in subjects such as flower anatomy and reproduction processes.
    • As a tribute to symbolism, lilies may be planted in remembrance gardens to commemorate individuals or events, as they symbolize purity and renewal.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant name is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant name is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Purity - The lily flower is commonly associated with purity and innocence, often used in religious contexts and ceremonies.
    • Transitions - The lily's life cycle symbolizes transformation and the idea of rebirth, making it a symbol for significant life transitions.
    • Fertility - With its full, rounded bloom, the lily can represent fertility and abundance.
    • Renewal - As a flower that returns each year, lilies can represent renewal and the promise of new beginnings.
    • Passion - In some cultures, the vibrant color and fragrance of certain lilies signify deep passion and drive.
    • Compassion and Healing - The lily sometimes symbolizes the restoration of innocence after death, offering compassion and the promise of healing.
    • Motherhood - Due to its associations with the Virgin Mary in Christianity, lilies can represent motherhood and maternal love.
    • Devotion - Lilies are often seen as a sign of devotion, representing commitment to an idea, person, or belief.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Asiatic Lily should be watered thoroughly during the growing season, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. Typically, watering once a week with about 1 to 1.5 gallons per plant is adequate, depending on weather conditions. During hot or windy weather, more frequent watering may be necessary to prevent the soil from drying out. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    Asiatic Lilies thrive best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. They should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Plant them in a location that gets bright, direct light for the majority of the day to ensure healthy growth and abundant flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Asiatic Lilies grow well in a temperature range between 60°F and 70°F during the day and slightly cooler at night. They can survive brief periods of colder temperatures, but sustained periods below 40°F or above 85°F can be harmful. The ideal growing conditions for these lilies are moderate daytime temperatures with cooler nights.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Asiatic Lilies is primarily focused on deadheading spent blooms to encourage more flowers and removing dead or diseased leaves. Prune right after the flowers have faded but leave the stem and leaves to die back naturally, as they help nourish the bulb for the next season. Pruning is seldom needed except for cosmetic reasons or general plant health.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Asiatic lily 'Jennifer Evans' prefers well-draining soil with a pH around 6.0 to 6.5. A mix of loamy soil enriched with organic compost and a bit of sand or perlite for aeration would be ideal. Fertilize regularly during the growing season.

  • plantRepotting

    Asiatic lilies like 'Jennifer Evans' should be repotted every 3 to 4 years or when the bulbs become crowded in their current container. It's best to repot them in the fall after the blooming period.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Asiatic lilies, including 'Jennifer Evans', thrive in moderate humidity levels. They don't have strict humidity requirements, but avoiding excessively dry or damp air can keep the plant healthy.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Asiatic lily 'Jennifer Evans' in bright, indirect light and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Asiatic lily 'Jennifer Evans' in well-drained soil, full sun to part shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Lilium 'Jennifer Evans', commonly known as lily, begins its life cycle as a bulb, which is planted in fertile, well-drained soil during autumn or spring. After planting, the bulb undergoes a period of dormancy, particularly if planted in the fall, where it awaits suitable environmental conditions to sprout. With the onset of warmer temperatures and sufficient moisture, the bulb sends up shoots that develop into green stems and leaves, using stored energy from the bulb. As the plant grows, buds form and eventually bloom into the characteristic flowers of the lily, often in late spring or early summer, showcasing a vibrant display. Upon fertilization, the flowers produce seeds, which can be dispersed for propagation, though lilies propagate more reliably via bulb division. After flowering, the plant gradually enters senescence, where the foliage dies back, and the bulb goes into dormancy until the next favorable growth cycle begins.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: Lilium 'Jennifer Evans', commonly known as a lily cultivar, can be propagated most effectively through bulb scaling, which is typically best performed when the plant is dormant, generally in late fall. During this process, a gardener delicately removes a few scales from the bulb, ensuring that each scale has a portion of the basal plate attached, where roots and shoots emerge. These scales are then placed in a zip-lock bag with moist peat moss or vermiculite and stored at room temperature (approximately 70°F or 21°C) until tiny bulblets form at the base of the scales—a few weeks to a couple of months. These new bulblets are then potted into individual containers with well-draining potting mix and grown on until they become large enough to be transplanted outdoors. This method allows for the creation of genetically identical offspring to the parent plant and is a popular choice among home gardeners and professional growers alike for its simplicity and effectiveness.