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PlantFiles: Sandhills Fire Lily
Lilium pyrophilum

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: pyrophilum (py-ro-FY-lum) (Info)

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Division:
9 - Species

Flower Habit:
(c) Down-facing

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:
Recurved

Bloom Size:
3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:
Spotted

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive TomH3787 On Jul 24, 2009, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Note from Plant Delights catalog: This recently named lily, found sporadically in 16 counties in NC/Virginia, was first thought to be a disjunct population of the federally endangered L. iridollae and at times considered as both L. superbum and L. michauxii. After exhaustive analysis, it was christened a new species, L. pyrophilum. This long-leaf pine habitat endemic is found in full sun, growing in sandy pitcher plant bogs. L. pyrophilum grows from an unusual horizontally expanding, branched rhizome, giving rise to 4' tall stems clothed with narrow, glossy green leaves. The stems are topped in mid-July (slightly later and smaller than L. superbum) with 5-7 large, pendent, orange flowers with a yellow throat and abundant, dark brown spots.

Regional...

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

Raleigh, North Carolina



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