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Lilium parvum

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Lilium parvum

Species Name: Lilium parvum
Common Name: Alpine or Fairy lily

Lovely upward facing trumpet shaped flowers, in whorls of 3-5 foot stems. This one's a stunner!

Plant Family: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Height by Width: 1-6' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, forms colony
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 4200-9000'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Orange and maroon
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North and central High Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Wet meadows, willow thickets, streams in coniferous forests

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