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botanical name:
Lilium nepalense
Lilium nepalense © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Lily of Nepal
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Very beautiful, large downward-facing funnel-shaped flowers of greenish yellow with dark purplish maroon-red inside. Erect stems of lance-shaped green leaves.

Well drained, moist, humus-rich, preferably acidic soil in a cool, sheltered, partly shaded position. Will grow in full sun if not too hot and soil remains cool and moist. Frost hardy but will not tolerate wet conditions in autumn and winter.
Has a reputation for being tricky and may be best grown in a cool greenhouse.

From seed or by division of bulb offsets or bulb scales.

Woodlan gardens, borders, containers.

other notes:
Native to southern parts of the Himalayas
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