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
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Henry's Lily
  • Lily
  • Trumpet Lily
  • Gold Henryi
  • Yellow Henryi
  • Species Lily
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lilium henryi
  • Synonym: Lilium henryi var. citrinum

Photo Gallery
Location: Iowa
Date: 2022-08-12
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 6, 2014
Close Up View In Overcast #Pollination #Butterflies #Lilium

Date: 2020-07-03
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-06-29
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-07-04
Photo by stilldew

Date: 2020-06-28

Date: 2020-06-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-07-03
Photo by Lucius93
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-06-29

Date: 2023-04-21
Location: My Garden
Date: 2011-08-01

Date: 2021-07-21
Location: Redwood City, CA
Date: 2008-08-17
Filoli Historic House & Garden
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-13
Location: Home Garden
Date: 2016-07-27
Location: Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Date: 07/28/2003
photo by Cornell Plantations via Cornell University Library's eCo
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-01
Hawkmoth
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2005
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-01
the Gold variant of L. henryi

Date: 2020-06-21
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 13, 2010
Blooms On 8' Stem

Date: c. 1937
photo from the 1937 catalog, Yerex Bulb Gardens, Tigard, Oregon
Location: Shade Garden
Date: July 22, 2011
Lilium, henryi
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2022-09-03
Location: Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Date: 07/28/2003
photo by Cornell Plantations via Cornell University Library's eCo

Date: 2021-03-22
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-04-07
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-09-06
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 22, 2009
8 Foot Bloom Stalk
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 4, 2014
Close Up View
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-10-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-03
the yellow variant of L. henryi
Location: Rosetta- Tasmania
Date: december
henryi

Date: 2021-04-27

Credit BotBln
Photo by dellac
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5

Date: 2022-07-15
Location: Home
Date: 2022-04-24
Emerging growth, in various stages.
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2013-07-24

Date: 2023-04-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-07-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-07-12

Date: 2013-07-14
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 22, 2009
Back Of Bloom
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: July 2006
This is the yellow form, formerly known as L. henryi var. citrinu

SPHINX MOTH ON GOLD L. HENRYI

SPHINX MOTH ON GOLD L. HENRYI

SPHINX MOTH ON GOLD L. HENRYI

Date: 2012-07-20
Credit Patrick Ch. Apfeld
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2007

Date: 2015-07-12
Credit Denis Barthel

Credit Thorkild Poulsen
Location: Home Garden
Date: 2016-08-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-04
Location: Rosetta -Tasmania
Date: 22 Jan 2012
henryi var citrinum
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2015-10-29
The shell of the seed is still attached to the first shoot.  Plea
Photo by magnolialover
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: My backyard,Rosetta -Tasmania
Date: dec 2010
henryi
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-13-12
Photo by dellac
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2008

Date: 2013-07-14

Date: 2021-05-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-10-21
Gold Henry on the right

Date: 2023-07-08
Photo by Ispahan
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-10

Date: 2015-07-12
Credit BotBln

Date: 2012-08-10
Credit Meneerke bloem
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-03

Lilium henryi var. citrinum  Davids Hercbergs

Lilium henryi var. citrinum  Davids Hercbergs
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-10-05
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: July 15, 2012
photo by James Steakley
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: central Illinois
Date: July
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: Friend's Garden, Michigan
Date: 2009-07-30
Zone 5
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-24-14
There's a praying mantis inside the recurved petals.
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: Aquitania (France)
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-10
large leaves, nothing like the mature foliage, on seedlings
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-07-31
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-10-09
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-05-05

Date: 2014-07-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-04
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Comments:
  • Posted by Lucius93 (Croatia - Zone 9a) on Jul 19, 2020 5:02 AM concerning plant:
    Very beautiful and durable lily, one of my favourites. They have the longest blooming season here of all lilies due to high bud count. Great for beginners.
  • Posted by Claudia (Greencastle IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2013 7:29 PM concerning plant:
    I have had this lily in my garden for 3 years now and have found it to be very hardy. I have them planted in an area where I am not able to water at all. They require no care or attention at all on my part. It is a simple but very charming lily.
  • Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on May 21, 2014 10:31 PM concerning plant:
    The yellow form of Lilium henryi is known as L. henryi var. citrinum. This is important to know if you are looking for the yellow form. Now it is designated as a synonym of L. henryi.
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jul 4, 2012 9:58 AM concerning plant:
    This incredibly hardy and adaptable lily was described by Gertrude Jekyll as being "indestructible." My first year stems are 5 feet tall with 3-9 buds per stem and growing in one of the harshest and driest areas of my garden in this hot, droughty year. Color is a delightful medium orange with highlights of golden yellow, with abundant raised papillae and wonderful green nectaries. A perfect cottage garden lily!
Plant Events from our members
jmorth On July 11, 2019 Bloomed
jmorth On July 18, 2018 Bloomed
the Orange L. henryi
jmorth On July 8, 2017 Bloomed
jmorth On July 2, 2016 Bloomed
The one formerly known as 'gold' henryi bloomed 7-19-16
jmorth On July 12, 2015 Bloomed
jmorth On July 7, 2014 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On May 26, 2018 Transplanted
On 5-26-2018, planted 4 in the cat house bed.
MrsBinWY On May 26, 2018 Transplanted
On 5-26-2018, planted 4 in the cat house bed.
MrsBinWY On February 9, 2018 Seeds germinated
1; observed 2 more on 2-27-18 (Planted these out in 2018. They came back in 2019, but I didn't give them enough care to survive.)
MrsBinWY On December 16, 2017 Seeds sown
6-8 commercial seeds from Lalambchop1, milk jug, room temperature
ShawnSteve On April 24, 2022 Plant emerged
From Brent & Becky's, starting new growth, from five Lilium bulbs.
ShawnSteve On April 6, 2022 Potted up
Five bulbs, ex. Brent & Becky's.
One, already showing growth.
(Green label to easily identify them, was included.)
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