Formosa lily

Lilium formosanum

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Brown
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Formosa lily (Lilium formosanum)
LIL-ee-um for-MOH-sa-num
Genus:  Lilium
From late August through early October, this lily bears eight or more 10-inch-long, deliciously scented, pristine-white trumpets (sometimes blushed pink on the outside) upon each stem. After the flowers fade, the stalks turn upward, opening elegantly as the seeds ripen and the pods dry to form a weather-resistant candelabra to adorn the winter garden or to use in dried arrangements
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native to Taiwan, Formosa lilies grow easily from seed sown in early spring, often blooming that same year. Self-seeds freely.
Care:  This lily thrives in sun or shade, in the ground or in pots. They work and play well with others, including tropical and woodland plants, suiting most garden situations.
Propagation:  In fall, from seed, bulb division, or scaling.
Problems:  Deer.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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