Lilium humboldtii ssp. ocellatum

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Lilium humboldtii ssp. ocellatum
Lilium humboldtii ssp. ocellatum
Lilium humboldtii ssp. ocellatum

Species Name: Lilium humboltii ssp. ocellatum
Common Name: Ocellated Humbolt Lily

Local Humbolt Lily is threatened by development and horticultural collecting. Goes dormant in summer. Keep bulbs dry during summer!!

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 6' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Basal leaves with tall bloom stalk
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Summer dry
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow-Orange
Endangered?: List 4/RED 1-2-3
Distribution: Outer South Coast Range, Southwest
Natural Habitat: Yellow pine forest and openings, oak canyons below 5400'

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.