Lily (Lilium columbianum) in the Lilies Database

Common names:
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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

Lillium columbianum

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 28, 2016 7:47 PM

Native in the Pacific NW, found in meadows, open forests, and clearings at low to subalpine elevations. The bulbs may be steamed and eaten, although they are bitter and peppery. Old wives tale: If one smells a tiger lily, it will give one freckles.

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Plant Events from our members
Australis On April 26, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Disposed of the remainder of seeds from Discovery Bulbs and Seeds. All failed to germinate and slowly went dark and disappeared.
Australis On July 12, 2016 Seeds sown
First lot of seeds from Discovery Bulbs and Seeds failed to germinate and went mouldy. Started the remainder.
Australis On May 20, 2016 Seeds sown
Obtained as seed from Discovery Seeds and Bulbs.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Thought I would share a funny story of Lilium Henryi by patweppler Mar 22, 2016 7:09 PM 6
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130
What did you do today? by Leftwood May 19, 2019 12:13 AM 3,256
Starting lilies from seeds by pardalinum Jun 15, 2019 11:19 PM 751
Germinating seeds by mnorberry Oct 8, 2012 6:22 PM 20

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