Family: Liliaceae

Scientific Name: Lilium henryi

Common Name: Henry's Lily


Henry's Lily (Lilium henryi) is a tall species Lily with recurved orange flowers having maroon spots.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy, Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizoms, etc.
Hardiness Zone5-8
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, part sun
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained, not soggy
Flowersrecurved tepals, orange with maroon spots, borne in racemes, 10-20 per plant, down facing heavily recurved
Leaveslanceolate leaves
Stemsgreen to purple
Dimensions4-8 feet tall
Maintenancemay need staking, can reseed in the garden, plant bulbs 6-8 inches deep
Propagationplanting small bulbils at the base of the stem
Misc FactsName honors Augustine Henry (1857-1930), Irish plant explorer, who found and collected this species at Ichang Gorge in central China in 1888.
Notes & Reference#144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (, #272-B & d Lillies (
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