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Trumpet Lily
Lilium 'Golden Splendor'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Splendor
Additional cultivar information:(aka Golden Splendour)
Hybridized by deGraaff
Registered or introduced: 1957
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6 - Trumpet/Aurelian hybrids

Flower Habit:

(a) Up-facing

(b) Out-facing


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Flower Shape:


Bloom Size:

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

Color Pattern:

Unknown - Tell us




Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Rockford, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Rossville, Indiana

Meservey, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Beverly, Massachusetts

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Copperas Cove, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 31, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered one bulb of Golden Splendour back in February from American Meadows to compare with several other gold/yellow trumpets that have been in my collection some time. The problem I have faced is 'losing' the names of certain plants after many years of just calling them "that gold trumpet lily", or that "pink Oriental", etc. I can rest assured what I got from American Meadows is not anything I currently am growing. The one bulb I received on May 6, 2006 was planted the same day it arrived, and was showing TWO growth spikes within a few weeks. It had self-divided and sent up two stems with both giving me two blooms each in its first summer after planting. It is very attractive, and I can only imagine what its growth and blooms next year will be like.


On Jun 7, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I was so impressed with the flowers and fragrance of this Lily I order the other 3 varities in the catalog. Beautiful bright yellow to golden flowers so large and heavy they had to be staked. The fragrace was heavenly of slight rose but more of a berry like, oh it was wonderful....


On Jul 9, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I planted these just 5 months ago, and they are huge, and beautiful, with large blooms and a scent to die new favorite Lily (until the next one blooms haha) Wonderful!!