Lilium humboldtii Roezl & Leichtlin ex Duch.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: LIHU
This stout lily reaches enormous size – up to 8 ft. – with dozens of flowers carried above the bright-green to purplish, whorled leaves. Nodding flowers have the typical tiger lily pattern: reflexed, yellow-orange petals dotted liberally with brown or red spots.
Varieties ocellatum and bloomerianum occur in moister canyons or flats in southern California.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Native Distribution: Sierran foothills
Native Habitat: Dry, open or wooded slopes below 4500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Heavy soils; dry in summer.
Conditions Comments: Var. ocellatum and var. bloomerianum occur in moister canyons or flats in s. CA.
PropagationDescription: Increase using bulb scales or offsets or seed. Sow outdoors in summer or fall for germination the following spring. Seedlings take several years to flower.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lilium humboldtii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lilium humboldtii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lilium humboldtii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-09-18
Research By: TWC Staff