Flower Description: 'Kushi Maya' is one of those breeding triumphats like 'Lankon' (available Fall of 2018) that a few years ago was thought to be impossible.
A cross of the magnificent L. nepalense, (a native of Nepal) crossed with pollen from a white Oriental hybrid and using the process of embryo rescue (removing the embryo from the seed and growing it in a test tube containing a growth medium) the world was given the magnificent 'Kushi Maya'. For the most part, 'Kushi Maya' retains the look of the species seed parent L. nepalense, but is more outward facing than pendant. Best of all, this hybrid has taken on the hardiness and growth characteristics of the Oriental and can be grown under the same conditions as most other Oriental lilies - hardy through zone 7 without protection, and with a good mulch in colder areas applied AFTER the ground has frozen. As with orientals, in the hotter areas of the US, a little shade for them in the afternoon is appreciated but in cooler areas such as here in the Pacific NW, full sun is fine.
After settling, 'Kushi Maya' will attain a height of about 4 feet, but expect a more modest 2 to 3 feet the first season. July Flowering and fragrant.
PHOTO INSET is of L. nepalense, the mother, or seed parent to 'Kushi Maya'.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from Premium-size (16/18 cm) to Exhibition-size (over 18 cm). Click here for details.
Classification: Lilium Species x White Oriental Hybrid (USDA Zones 7-9, lows to 5 deg F, colder with protection)
Stock #8056 - 'Kushi Maya' - Lily Species x White Oriental Hybrid
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