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Lilium humboldtii Roezl & Leichtl. ex Duchartre
USDA Symbol: LIHU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
CA Native Distribution:
Sierran foothills Native Habitat:
Dry, open or wooded slopes below 4500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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.
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:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2012-09-18
Research By: TWC Staff