Spectacular and easy to grow, award-winning Lilium Henryi (Henry's Lily) is simply irresistible with its clusters of nodding flowers featuring maroon spotted, upward curving orange tepals, delicately and gracefully brightening up the surroundings from mid to late summer. Native to China, it was discovered by an Irish explorer, Augustine Henry in the limestone gorges of Hubei province.
- Towering up to 4-8 feet tall (120-240 cm) on slender stems clad with lance-shaped deep green leaves, it comes back year after year and constitutes an excellent border plant, providing striking color and contrast to the perennial border and mixing beautifully with annuals and other summer flowering bulbs. Its colors are at their loveliest next to blue flowering plants such as Echinops ritro (Globe thistle) or geranium 'Rozanne'.
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (1993), it is highly disease-resistant and performs best in part shade (but tolerates full sun) in rich organic loam and slightly alkaline soils. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided!
- Reliable, easy to grow, beloved by bees and butterflies
- Plant in spring or fall. Plant in groups of 3 bulbs at a minimum for a striking display! When flowering is over, cut back leaves and stems after they turn yellow.
- Toxic to cats (though not for dogs or any known species)
- These Lilies are members of the Species and cultivars of species Division (IX) which includes all species and their subspecies, varieties and forms, and cultivars selected therefrom (excluding those derived from formosanum, longiflorum, philippinense and wallichianum). There are 9 different types of lilies classified by the Royal Horticultural Society. And they are all real eye-catchers!