Lily (Lilium henryi) in the Lilies Database

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Botanical names:
Lilium henryi Accepted
Lilium henryi var. citrinum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Plant Spread: 18- 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
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

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Location: My GardensDate: August 6, 2014Close Up View In Overcast #Pollination #Butterflies #Lilium
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-07-03
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Location: My GardensDate: August 4, 2014Close Up View
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-01the Gold variant of L. henryi
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-03the yellow variant of L. henryi
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-10-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-13
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-09-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2005
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Location: Shade GardenDate: July 22, 2011Lilium, henryi
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Location: My GardensDate: July 13, 2010Blooms On 8' Stem
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Location: My GardensDate: July 22, 20098 Foot Bloom Stalk
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Location: Home GardenDate: 2016-07-27
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-01Hawkmoth
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Location: My backyard,Rosetta -TasmaniaDate: dec 2010henryi
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Location: Rosetta- TasmaniaDate: decemberhenryi
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Location: Rosetta -TasmaniaDate: 22 Jan 2012henryi var citrinum
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Date: 2013-07-14
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Location: My GardensDate: July 22, 2009Back Of Bloom
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-07-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-07-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2008
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-10-21Gold Henry on the right
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-13-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2007
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-07-31
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 10-10-09
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-05-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: July
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Date: 2015-07-12Credit BotBln
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Date: 2012-07-20Credit Patrick Ch. Apfeld
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Date: 2015-07-12Credit Denis Barthel
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Date: 2012-08-10Credit Meneerke bloem
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Credit Thorkild Poulsen
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Lilium henryi var. citrinum  Davids Hercbergs
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Lilium henryi var. citrinum  Davids Hercbergs
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-24-14There's a praying mantis inside the recurved petals.
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Comments:
Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jul 4, 2012 9:58 AM

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!

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Posted by Claudia (Coatesville IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2013 7:29 PM

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.

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Posted by pardalinum (Willamette Valley OR - Zone 8a) on May 21, 2014 10:31 PM

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.

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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 February 9, 2018 Seeds germinated
1; observed 2 more on 2-27-18
MrsBinWY On December 16, 2017 Seeds sown
6-8 commercial seeds from Lalambchop1, milk jug, room temperature
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