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Lilium wallichianum

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Previously known as:

  • Lilium longiflorum
Phonetic Spelling
LIL-ee-um wal-ik-ee-AH-num
Description

Easter Lily is an Asian species of flowering bulb that is found in grasslands and slopes in the rich soils and moist shade of woodlands.  It can be challenging to grow.  This is a stoloniferous lily with large large fragrant white flowers that appear in the late summer to early fall.  

 

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#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#small spaces#white flowers#wildlife plant#slopes#mass planting#large flowers#pollinator plant#late summer flowers#nectar plant late summer#nectar plant early fall#early fall flowers#problem for cats#bee friendly#difficult to grow#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lilium
    Species:
    wallichianum
    Family:
    Liliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    India, Himalaya, Myanmar
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are pollinated by bees.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Large white trumpet shaped flowers with 6 petals. Flowers are fragrant and appear from late summer to early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thin wiry stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats