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Lilium speciosum var. rubrum
Lilium speciosum var. rubrum
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Lilium speciosum var. rubrum

Red Japanese Lily

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.319.300

The Japanese or Rubrum Lilies are later to bloom than other types, with intoxicatingly fragrant, nodding star-shaped flowers that are superb for cutting. Petals are a ruby red and soft pink combination. Prefers a rich, moist soil on the acidic side, with similar needs to Rhododendrons. Lilies are a good choice for tubs or mixed containers. Divide every three years in October, moving to a new location. Remove old stems in late fall to help discourage diseases. May need staking to prevent stems from breaking.

Further details for
Lilium speciosum var. rubrum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   120-150 cm
   47-59 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.