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 7 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 early November 2022. At least 30 seeds.
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