Lily (Lilium formosanum) in the Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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

Lilium formosanum

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Location: Our Perennial GardensDate: September 22, 2011Lilium formosanum
By TBGDN
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Location: Our Perennial GardensDate: September 22, 2011Lilium formosanum
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Location: Saint Helena Island, SC
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-08-15just opening...
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-08-05An very hardy bulb, I grew this from seed.  This was the first fl
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Location: Rosetta TasmaniaDate: nov 2007formosanum[taiwan lily]
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by magnolialover (Wisconsin - Zone 5a) on Dec 28, 2011 10:14 AM

Beautiful, but short lived species lily with excellent fragrant and very late season bloom, late summer/early September, one of the very last lilies to bloom in my garden.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On January 1, 2020 Potted up
Transferred the plants as a group from the milk jug to a 3-gallon pot. Largest plantlets had ~11 leaves.
MrsBinWY On January 25, 2019 Seeds germinated
3; ~21 total; noticed ~8 had their 1st true leaf on 3-23-19. These grew through early fall. Allowed them to go dormant & watered the container in late November 2019 or so. They emerged a couple weeks later & have been growing strongly.
MrsBinWY On December 23, 2018 Seeds sown
~36 seeds (2018G) in milk jug @ warm room temp (70-75) per Rare Exotic Seeds. Moved to room temp 1-9-19.
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