Lily (Lilium auratum) in the Lilies Database

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
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: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

First flowers in third year from seed!

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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2010-08-12First flowers in third year from seed!
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2010-08-10I got two bulbs from seed, both flowered in their third year.
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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-24-2019Lilium auratum 'Gold Band' [Lily] 004
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2011-08-09Two stems from two bulbs in a pot each, the second year in flower
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2011-08-09Second year flowers, fourth year from seed.  Highly scented!
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Photo Courtesy of Shikoku Garden Inc.
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Date: 2011-07-05Credit C T Johansson
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Date: 2010-07-10Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
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Date: 2010-07-10Credit TANAKA Juuyoh
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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-23-2019Lilium auratum 'Gold Band' [Lily] 002
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Location: In my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-23-2019Lilium auratum 'Gold Band' [Lily] 003
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Location: JapanDate: 2007-07-15Credit KENPEI
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Date: 2008-11-13Credit Σ64
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Comments:
Posted by JRsbugs (Near Lincoln UK) on Dec 5, 2011 8:17 PM

I obtained seed from wild growing bulbs collected by Jim & Jenny Archibald in Japan, Honshu, Shizuoka, Tochu River gorge. Sown in January 2007, I recall seeing the first two young leaves emerge around August of that year. By spring 2010 the bulbs were a reasonable size so I potted them into a large pot each, they flowered in August that year!

Winter 2010/11 was extremely harsh in the UK with temperatures at or below freezing for seven weeks, down to -17C. The bulbs were in pots outside, they survived to flower even better this year. They made offset bulbs near the surface this year, I topped up the pots but will repot them next spring. They also made seed this year so will be growing more and hopefully put some in the ground to see how they do there. A very worthwhile Lilium and apparently not very fussy as I have heard they have special needs, I grew them in a free draining gritty 'river soil' with lots of leaf compost with no added food. The scent is gorgeous!

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