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PlantFiles: Leichtlins' Lily
Lilium leichtlinii

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: leichtlinii (leekt-LIN-ee-eye) (Info)

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9 - Species

Flower Habit:
(c) Down-facing

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Flower Shape:

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

Color Pattern:


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)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the bulb's scales
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pajaritomt On Sep 4, 2009, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant grew and bloomed beautifully for two or three years, but this past year, it seems to have divided into 3 stalks, none of which had blooms. I am not sure whether to dig it up and separate the stalks or not.

Positive tillysrat On Aug 24, 2008, tillysrat from Poulsbo, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the second year and has not failed. so injoy its fascinating growth aspects never know how tall it will get. Just love it.

Positive GDanen On Aug 4, 2005, GDanen from Edmonton, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

Grows very well in Canada, zone 3a.

Neutral Baa On Jan 28, 2004, Baa wrote:

Bulbous perennials from Japan, this species is less common than some of it's varietas.

Have dark green, linear to lance-like, glossy leaves borne in whorls on dark stems. Bears large yellow flowers spotted with orange. The buds and base of the tepals are slightly woolly.

Flowers between June and August.

Loves a well drained but moist soil in sun or partial shade.


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

, (2 reports)
Arcata, California
Presque Isle, Maine
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Detroit, Michigan
Helena, Montana
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Houston, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Poulsbo, Washington

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