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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lilium speciosum var. speciosum Accepted
Lilium speciosum var. rubrum Synonym

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Division: IX. Species and Species Cultivars

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 4 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: A deeper red-pink than L. speciosum var. rubrum.
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects: hoverflies , however, a warning - a preferred target for lily beetle and its larvae.
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Bulb scaling.
Pollinators: Hoverflies


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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-08-04
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Date: 2021-03-22
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Date: 2021-04-04
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Date: 2021-04-27
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Location: The garden at SanabriaDate: 2014-08-26I didn't grow these plants well this year, as singles in pots for
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Date: 2021-03-11
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Posted by Lucius93 (Croatia - Zone 9a) on Apr 4, 2021 12:12 PM

The darkest form of lilium speciosum named after Hirotaka Uchida who selected it and, alongside his eldest son, protected it during the war years in Japan. It grows up to 1,2 metres with several beautiful medium sized scented flowers. This selection is the most commonly found in commerce now.

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Posted by Cantillon (Europe - Zone 9a) on Aug 25, 2014 6:03 PM

Lilium Speciosum ‘Uchida’ is a pleasant pink flower. Some are lighter than others, and I think I like the light pink the most. I see some variation in the different bulbs.

I found this lily to be slow to grow, short, and one of the most attractive to lily beetle ( along with Lilium Black Beauty.) I think I was overly wary of it in 2014, and it will be much more robust in 2015.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lilies 2021 by Lucius93 May 6, 2021 11:10 PM 230
Managing lily bulbs in Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) by Oberon46 Oct 26, 2016 8:10 AM 14
Seed question for the lily fanciers by Nhra_20 Sep 21, 2016 8:13 PM 3
Late season blooming by Nhra_20 Jul 29, 2016 7:38 PM 7
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To Gain Knowledge.....Parents of our lilies in the garden........ by patweppler May 6, 2015 9:06 AM 16
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