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Lilium formosanum /Philippine Lily

Lilium formosanum  / Lilium formosanum
Tall gangly stems of lily flowers in summer bloom
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Tall gangly stems of lily flowers in summer bloom

Flowers blooming among other plants

Flower stems can be six feet or more tall

Close-up image of trumpet-shaped white flowers and buds

Flowering occurs at varying stem heights

Towering seed pods above other vegetation late in the year

Seed pods can be used in autumn dried arrangements

Close-up view of a cluster of seed pods. Self-seeding is common

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Scientific Name: Lilium formosanum
Common Name: Philippine Lily
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: One of the tallest of all the lilies, easily reaching 6-7 ft in height before blooming in late summer in the South and fall further North. A nice sized bulb can send up 2 or more shoots and each can produce 10 or more trumpet shaped, white, fragrant flowers.