Caucasian Lily

Lilium monadelphum | Also known as: Lily, Lilium szovitsianum | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Caucasian Lily - no whiter than any other lily really.

The colour and appearance of Lilium monadelphum makes it one of the most captivating species of the Lilium genus. This clump-forming perennial grows tall, with its strong, mid-green stem boasting whorls of slender, lance-shaped leaves. At the stem top, a cluster of yellow flowers emerge, each a distinctive turkscap shape, with long orange-tipped stamens hanging down and lines of red freckles on the edges of one or more of the six tepals. Known as the Caucasian Lily, it produces fragrant blossoms that add great character to a summer garden. It loves moist but well-drained soil, but extra nutrients and moisture from compost may be needed. Pruning after flowering is recommended.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1 - 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Erect
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years