A popular and easily grown group of garden hybrids,
often known as L. hollandicum, with leafy stems
up to three feet and up to five flowers like upturned
chalices, about five inches in diameter, borne
in an umbel.
In the type these are of a brilliant orange-red
colour, spotted purple, and suffused yellow at
It has many forms such as var. grectum, with blood-red
flowers, and var. “Golden Fleece”,
There are also others of garden origin.
L. macadatum (syn L.elegans and L. thunbergianum)
reaches up to two feet, with orange-scarlet chalices
about five inches across, spotted with purple
at the base.
There are several charming varieties of garden
origin, varying in colour from red to shades of
apricot and yellow.
Plant to a depth equal to three times the diameter
of the bulb bedded in sand for drainage, among
low-growing shrubs in a sunny or shaded position
with leafmould mixed with the soil or used as
a top mulch.
Propagate by means of scales, offsets or seed.
The flowering season is in June and July.
See also : Lilies ,
Golden Rayed Lily
, Trumpet Lily,