The Growing Place
Tiny Diamond Lily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Lily Looks Series
This variety is a compact lily that bears well formed, upward facing, rose-red blooms with white centers; perfect for containers or massing along borders; they are also known to have multiple blooms per stem
Tiny Diamond Lily features bold red trumpet-shaped flowers with white centers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems can be quite attractive.
Tiny Diamond 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;
Tiny Diamond Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Tiny Diamond Lily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 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.
Tiny Diamond Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.