Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum

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Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum

Species Name: Lilium pardalinum ssp. pardalinum
Common Name: Leopard Lily

Grows in moist areas. Beautiful, graceful lily with incredible leopard-spotted blooms. Easy garden culture with summer moisture and good drainage. Can be grown in containers.

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: Flower stalks to 6' H
Growth Habit: Tall flower stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 6,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Orange with spots
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout the California Floristic Province
Natural Habitat: Moist places, along streambanks, along coast, below 6,000'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.