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perennial

Coral Lily

Lilium pumilum

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Coral Lily (Lilium pumilum) at GardenWorks

Coral Lily flowers

Coral Lily flowers

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

A fall planted bulb, produces great tiers of exuberant little flowers that burst on the scene in a radiant scarlet red that is long lasting; this plant is terrific for borders and is suitable for planters as well

Ornamental Features

Coral Lily features bold fragrant nodding red trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems in mid summer, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Coral Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Coral Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Coral Lily will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.