- Botanical Name:Lilium formosanum
- Height:5 – 7 Feet
- Spacing:3 – 4′
- Depth:Plant at the same depth it is in the pot.
- Spread:2 – 3′
- Light Required:Full Sun.
- Color:Pure White, sometimes brushed with pink.
- Blooms:August – September
- Flower Form:Outward-facing, funnel-shaped flowers with reflexed petals, 5 – 8″ long, up to 10 flowers per stem.
- Soil Requirements:Well drained soil.
- Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
- Pruning:Don’t remove leaves until they have died down in the fall. They help provide nourishment to the bulb for next season’s blooms. Late fall.
- Foliage:Linear, narrowly oblong, lance-shaped, grass-like, dark green glossy leaves, whorled around the stems.
- Comments:Naturalizes in parts of the south-east, especially in damp ditches.
It has spectacular large flowers with strong, sweet fragrance and clean white color. Last lily to bloom (August/ September, when gardens can lack interest). Will re-seed and bloom in two years from seed. Easy to grow! So well adapted to the South that it is naturalized in some areas. Blooms at 5–7′ tall. Plant bulb in spring for first year fall bloom. Potted. Zones 6–9.