Southern Red Lily, Red Pine Lily, Leopard Lily, Catesby's Lily
Lilium catesbaei

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: catesbaei (KAYTS-bee-eye) (Info)
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Division:

9 - Species

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Flower Shape:

Bowl

Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Spotted

Brushmarks

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Englewood, Florida

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 11, 2005, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Herbaceous, perennial arising from a bulb. Around 20 inches tall, it has lanceolate leaves that become smaller as they some up the stem. The orange and yellow spotted flowers are usually solitary, terminating the stem.

Its natural habitat is moist flatwoods and savannas from North Carolina to Louisiana and south in Florida to the Big Cypress Swamp.

Listed as threatened on both federal and state levels