Lilium pardalinum 'Gualala Giant'

Common Name:
Leopard lily
Plant Type:
Bulbous perennial
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6 feet or more high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This is an especially robust selection of a vigorous and easily cultured California native lily, growing at least 6 feet tall. The stems are set at intervals with whorls of leaves and topped in early summer by loose clusters of nodding red and orange blossoms spotted with purple, the petals reflexed like those of the tiger lilies. Sun or part shade near the coast, part shade inland, continuous moisture in a slightly acid, well drained mix with the bulbs shaded or otherwise kept as cool as possible during the summer months.