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Lilium tsingtauense (IXa/c)

twilight lily

L. tsingtauense produces upright stems and dark green leaves and in midsummer bears umbels of up to 15 upright, shallowly trumpet-shaped, maroon-spotted, orange or orange-red flowers, 5-8cm across, with narrow tepals

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Orange Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Liliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Lilium are bulbous perennials with erect stems bearing whorled or spirally arranged leaves and terminal racemes or umbels of bowl-shaped, trumpet-shaped, funnel-shaped or turks cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red

Name status

Correct

Plant range
China to Korea

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How to grow

Cultivation

This cultivar is lime-tolerant but grows best in moist acid soil in full sun or part shade; ideal in pots, see growing lilies in containers for further information

Propagation

Propagate from seed (indoors) sown in warmth when ripe, or separate offsets after the foliage dies down

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut down stems as foliage yellows and dies back

Pests

May be affected by lily beetle, aphids and slugs; plants in pots are vulnerable to vine weevil

Diseases

Grey moulds and a virus may cause problems, see lily diseases

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