Growing lilies from seed to bloom is generally a multi-year proposition, but fast-growing Formosa lily (Lilium formosanum) can speed from seed to flower over just one or two growing seasons. The upright, leafy stems generally reach 12 to 18 inches tall with a single flower the first –or more often, the second–year, eventually reaching 5 to 8 feet over the following years, with multiple trumpet-shaped, fragrant white flowers that may be lightly brushed with maroon on the backs of the petals. Bloom time is mid- or late summer to early fall. Full sun to partial shade; average to moist but well-drained soil. Zones 5 to 9.
Collected in 2019 for the 2020 growing season. At least 30 seeds.