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Columbia Lily
Lilium columbianum
  
About Columbia Lily (Lilium columbianum) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lilium columbianum is a lily native to western North America. It is also known as the Columbia Lily or Tiger Lily (sharing the latter common name with several other species in its genus). It occurs in open woods and forest openings from southern British Columbia in Canada south to northern California and east to Idaho and Nevada in the USA. It grows up to 1.2 meter tall, and bears from few to many orange flowers with darker spots. The petals are 3 to 6 centimeter long and the flowers are lightly scented. Like many true lilies, the leaves are arranged in whorls around the stem of the plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
2 - 3.9 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers moist, fertile soil with good drainage

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: Sow outdoors in summer for germination the following spring, or 3-6 mos. warm then 2-3 mos. cold stratification. For forcing slightly green or fresh seeds: 6-8 wks. warm (70°F) stratification or until the majority of seeds have formed bulblets; then 4-6 wks. cold (about 35°FJ stratification; sow, and at 55 to 60°F leaves should be produced in 4-6 wks. (De Graaff 1951).

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 19.0" - 89.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.51" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 48.4", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 67.3", Humidity: 0.04" - 19.94", Elevation: 46" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Oregon Lily, With Several Other Species In Its Genus)


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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