Approximately one hundred Lilium species are found around the world, mostly in the northern
hemisphere. The Formosa
lily is one of the best of the true lilies for warm climates. It grows to three
or four feet tall, topped by several large, trumpet shaped white flowers in
late summer. It dies down each winter and resprouts early the following spring.
lily seedlings volunteer readily. If the seedlings are undesirable, seed
capsules must be removed before they turn brown and split open to release the
See plants on the east side of building 10. (Note: it is dormant in winter.)
Herbaceous plants with stalks about three to four feet tall.
Light: full sun to afternoon sun
Water: drought tolerant when established
Soil: widely adaptable to soils, no special requirements
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