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Kellogg's Lily
Lilium kelloggii
About Kellogg's Lily (Lilium kelloggii) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lilium kelloggii is a species of lily known by the common name Kellogg's lily. It is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of northern California and southern Oregon, where it grows in forests, including understory. It is a perennial herb known to exceed two meters in height. It originates from a scaly, elongated bulb up to about 7.5 centimeters long. The stem is ringed with dense whorls of up to 40 leaves, each leaf up to 16 centimeters in length. The flower cluster bears up to 27 large, showy, nodding lily flowers. The fragrant flower is bell-shaped with 6 strongly recurved pink petals up to 8 centimeters in length. There are 6 stamens with large red anthers up to 1.4 centimeters long and a pistil which may be over 4 centimeters in length. The flowers are pollinated by swallowtails.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.5 - 7 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink, Purple, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade


Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Hummingbird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

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?
5, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open places

Annual Precipitation: 47.1" - 132.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.72" - 4.95", Coldest Month: 37.0" - 48.4", Hottest Month: 58.2" - 69.9", Humidity: 0.27" - 18.85", Elevation: 17" - 3943"

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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