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African Queen Trumpet Lily
African Queen Trumpet Lily
African Queen Trumpet Lily
African Queen Trumpet Lily

African Queen Trumpet Lily

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This strain has been selected for uniformity of color, size, and form. Large flowers are borne on lofty stalks, with an exotic scent to permeate your entire yard. Blooms are a rich apricot orange with a burgundy-brown reverse. Color on reverse side of the bloom may be more prominent in large day/night temperature fluctuations. 18-20 cm bulb size. Choose 1 bulb or 3-pack.
Botanical name: Lilium × aurelianense 'African Queen' 
Form: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-9 
Flower Color: Orange, burgundy 
Foliage Type: Linear, green leaves arranged in whorls or spirals up the stems
Bloom time: July
Height: 4-6 ft 
Spread: 18 inches
Light requirements: Full sun
Plant depth: 6 inches of soil over top of bulb 

See "Growing Tips" for more detailed instructions
Tips and Growing Instructions

Visit our How-To Cultivation Library for more growing tips.

Trumpet lilies are known for their huge, trumpet-shaped blossoms and their impressive height. Planting trumpet lily bulbs is very similar to planting most lily varieties. You can plant the bulbs in either the fall or the spring in neutral soil. 

 Lily “bulbs” are actually tubers composed of fleshy scales and lack a protective covering. Unlike true bulb flowers, they never go completely dormant and should be handled carefully since they loose moisture very quickly. Essentially, you can plant your new lilies anytime after the ground freezes in Spring.

Lilies are incredibly easy to grow and few garden pests trouble them. The most natural location for lilies is on sloping ground with excellent drainage. Lilies prefer to have their blooms in the sun and their roots in the shade. Try planting them among annuals or perennials that will keep their roots cool.

The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulb is tall. This means that some of our larger Bulb-Zilla lily bulbs will need to be planted 6-8 inches deeps. Plant with the roots downward and the scales upward. After planting, water well two or three times. Lilies are most effective when planted in groups of three or more. Space them about a foot apart – they will spread and fill this space in no time!

Always allow the leaves on the stalk to turn yellow and fall off as part of the lily’s natural growth process. This ensures that the bulbous underground part of the plant has gotten enough nourishment and will mean greater growth next year. Each year watch their beauty increase as they multiply!


Sorry, we do not ship outside the U.S. or to Hawaii due to agricultural restrictions.

We guarantee safe arrival of healthy bulbs, that varieties will be true-to-name, and will grow if planted as instructed, subject to the limitations described in our Shipping and Returns Policy.

We begin shipping our bulbs in mid-February through Spring. Despite what you may have heard, Spring planting of bulbs is not a bad thing, and in fact, there are many advantages to planting in Spring. Visit our Spring Planting page to learn more. Upon arriving, your bulbs and most of your perennials may show signs of growth such as green leaves and sprouts - this is okay and transportation during this time should not harm the plants.

All bulbs and perennials should be planted in your garden as soon as possible to ensure the best success. If you must delay planting, open the bags to permit air circulation and place them out of direct sunlight in a cool, well-ventilated room. Do not place the bulbs where they can freeze. If you have the space, storing the bulbs in the refrigerator is another excellent way to “hold them” prior to planting. If you choose this method of storing your bulbs, be sure not to store fruit with them, as this is detrimental to bulbs.

Plant outdoors when the ground is no longer frozen and the conditions have improved for your zone.

If you have any questions or concerns our customer service team would be glad to help you at any time. Please use our contact form or email us at

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Eugene A.
United States United States

Beautiful bulbs

I will pray for their growth and excellence, geno

Luis F.
United States United States

Horrible Customer Service

Horrible, I was contacted that what I ordered was no longer available due to winter damage but selected replacements. I got my replacement bulbs but they were not very big like the site promised and I never got my free bulb for every 50 dollars spent. I contacted customer service, and got excuses and was told they were no longer doing free bulb due to limited supply despite promise. They took forever to respond due to being in a flower show despite promising on their site that they pride themselves on customer service and that they get back to you right away. It was a horrible experience purchasing online with them and I would never use them again. Plenty of other Lily Bulb Farms out there.

Emily W.
United States United States


Wonderful bulbs!

Janie W.
United States United States

Wonderful Bulbs

Very nice healthy oversized bulbs. Speedy shipping & packaged well. I will order again.