Data specific to Lilies (Edit)
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
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are lethal to cats
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
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Lily
  • Formosa Lily
  • Taiwanense Mountain Lily
  • Species Lily

  • Posted by Lucius93 (Croatia - Zone 9a) on Feb 26, 2022 4:55 AM concerning plant:
    This Taiwanese beauty is one of the easiest lily species to grow, and sometimes it only takes 6 months to bloom after sowing the seeds. In cultivation it is usually divided into tall and dwarf variant. This species is also invasive in some parts of the world (South Africa, Australia).
  • Posted by magnolialover (Midwest - Zone 5a) on Dec 28, 2011 10:14 AM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On August 23, 2020 Transplanted
Transplanted out to the old herb bed, east of Crambe maritima
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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