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Golden-rayed Lily, Gold Band Lily
Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: auratum var. platyphyllum
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9 - Species

Flower Habit:

(b) Out-facing


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

6" to 12" (151 mm to 300 mm)

Color Pattern:

Unknown - Tell us



Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Anchorage, Alaska

Macy, Indiana

Nashua, New Hampshire

Southold, New York

Chimacum, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 5, 2014, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

I ordered them this year but now see that they are only robust down to -20. Hope that isn't true as we see colder than that upon occasion.


On Sep 1, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

Zone 9b

While this is an insanely beautiful oriental, in fact probably one of the top 5 hands-down showstoppers, I've had difficulty with it, particularly in pots, where it's fine for a year and invariably rots out the next, despite all the care I take.
When I think about it, I've never seen it 'going off' in a New Zealand garden. I believe it's a bit of a soil-diva and needs specific conditions.


On Feb 5, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I got these lilies from Dutch Gardens several years ago, and I have never been disappointed with the show they put on every year. They perform just like 'Casa Blanca' in growth and bloom habits. They usually grow to 36-48" here, and are loaded with blooms. Some seem to have a wider golden yellow band than others, and I've noticed a pale greenish banding on some blooms where it should be golden yellow. In my journal I've added a couple of different views. Very worthwhile!