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Tsingtao Lily, Tsingtau Lily, Chinese Lily
Lilium tsingtauense

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: tsingtauense (ching-dou-EN-see) (Info)
Registered or introduced: 1904
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9 - Species

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:



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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Buena Vista, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 15, 2014, accobra64 from Regina
Canada wrote:

I have grown L. tsingtauense in my garden since at least 2000 and possibly earlier.
I live in Regina, SK Canada and this lily grows here.
I also have many Lilium martagons in my garden.
Definitely worth growing if one is patient.


On Jul 31, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

In my yard it is small - about 1 foot tall - the flowers are very odd for lilies - it have almost asiatic type flowers (not facing upward but sideway) but the bottom tepals are not growing downward but sideway so it seem like it is missing the bottom tepals! It is shade tolerant - I would rate it at woodland shade, about the same as Martagon lily. The leaves are martagon lily type. Very hard to find in most place - mainly specialized nurseries sells them or spring plant sales. I wonder why had this species not used in hybridization? It would be interesting to see a red flower or pink flower hybrid.


On Jun 16, 2006, bthyme from Buena Vista, VA wrote:

One bulb in its second year sent up four stems with 4, 5, 5 and 6 buds. Bloomed beginning June 14, 2006, at 38" tall near Lexington, VA in the Shenandoah Valley. Stems did not need staking.