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Lilium pardalinum

Lilium pardalinum is a tall growing lilium (to 7ft) and is also known as the 'Panther lily' or 'Leopard lily' and is a native to Oregon through to California. The flowers are red with yellow and black spotted markings recurved petals.

Although these lilies are native and said not to be fussy about conditions, they will require a little care when planting away from the native habitat.

Lilium pardalinum 'Giganteum' is a taller form that is also known as 'Red Giant' or the 'Sunset lily' and will grow to nearly 10ft. Red flowers with a yellow speckled throat.

 

Varieties

  • Lilium pardalinum subsp pitkinense (deeper red petals and markings not as prominent)
  • Lilium pardalinum var.vollmeri
  • Lilium pardalinum ssp. wi gginsii (Yellow petals with brown spotted markings)

Propagation

The easiest way to propagate Lilium pardalinum is by division of clumps of bulbs every 4 - 5 years. In containers every 3 years. You can also grow them from the scales. Propagation from seed is possible for the patient gardener.

When dividing you will find large flowering sized bulbs, and smaller offsets. The offsets may take 2 years to reach flowering size.