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Lilium henryi - Baker.

Common Name Henry's lily
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Amongst scrub on limestone cliffs, often in shade on humus-rich soils, up to 1100 metres[90].
Range E. Asia - C. China in W. Hubeh and Guizhou.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lilium henryi Henry


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Summary

Bloom Color: Orange. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Columnar, Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Lilium henryi is a BULB growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Bulb - cooked[163]. The bulb is about 7cm in diameter[266]. A rather bitter flavour[K]. Rich in starch, it can be used as a vegetable in similar ways to potatoes (Solanum tuberosum).

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Foundation, Screen. Prefers an open free-draining humus-rich loamy soil with its roots in the shade and its head in the sun[200]. Prefers a limey soil[200]. Succeeds in acid and limey soils according to one report[90], whilst another says that it does not tolerate acid soil conditions[245]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is very easily grown and is one of the most virus-tolerant of lilies[90]. It is also a fast-growing plant, onion-sized flowering bulbs can be obtained in 2 years from seed[K]. The flowers have a pleasant sweet perfume[245]. Early to mid autumn is the best time to plant out the bulbs in cool temperate areas, in warmer areas they can be planted out as late as late autumn[200]. The plant should be protected against rabbits and slugs in early spring. If the shoot tip is eaten out the bulb will not grow in that year and will lose vigour[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Suitable for cut flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - immediate epigeal germination[130]. Sow thinly in pots from late winter to early spring in a cold frame. Should germinate in 2 - 4 weeks[163]. Great care should be taken in pricking out the young seedlings, many people prefer to leave them in the seed pot until they die down at the end of their second years growth. This necessitates sowing the seed thinly and using a reasonably fertile sowing medium. The plants will also require regular feeding when in growth. Divide the young bulbs when they are dormant, putting 2 - 3 in each pot, and grow them on for at least another year before planting them out into their permanent positions when the plants are dormant[K]. Division with care in the autumn once the leaves have died down. Replant immediately[200]. Bulb scales can be removed from the bulbs in early autumn. If they are kept in a warm dark place in a bag of moist peat, they will produce bulblets. These bulblets can be potted up and grown on in the greenhouse until they are large enough to plant out[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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