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Lilium pumilum

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: pumilum (POO-mil-um) (Info)

Synonym:Lilium tenuifolium

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Flower Habit:
(c) Down-facing

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

Bloom Size:
Smaller than than 3" (75 mm)
3" to 6" (76 mm to 150 mm)

Color Pattern:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
By dividing the bulb's scales
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive debi_z On Jun 26, 2004, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

this wonderful small lily does great in part sun areas. it blossoms here in zone 6a in late may/early june. the bright flowers dance in the wind and the older she gets the more blooms she is producing. the bulb was just 10cm when purchased 2 seasons ago. some of mine are 3+ ft tall.

very easy to grow and maintain.


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

Palmer, Alaska
Haydenville, Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Helena, Montana
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Kalama, Washington
Lake Forest Park, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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