Humboldt Lily, Lilium humboldtii
bloomerianum is beautiful lily has large 3-4" red-yellow flowers
on 3' spikes. At higher elevations Humboldt
Lily; has grown to 6'. This subspecies is native from
Northern Santa Barbara County south into San Diego County. Commonly
growing in canyons or on north slopes. A very showy and attractive
lily, a somewhat drought tolerant lily. The lilies are divided into
wetland species and dry land species. This is more of a dryland
species. Our experience is it likes garden conditions with part sun.
Bambi and her chipmunk friends will eat this one. Extremely beautiful
and long-lived The plant can have a hundred flowers on it and be two
meters high and one wide, if conditions are to its liking and if you
can keep the gophers away. In some gardens the flowers may reach the
eves of the house.
Will tolerate clay in it's on a slope, but is a little harder to start
in clay soils. (Isn't everything?)
Synonym: Lilium humboldtii ssp.
Lilium humboldtii var. bloomerianum tolerates clay.
Foliage of Lilium humboldtii var. bloomerianum has color green and is deciduous.
Flower of Lilium humboldtii var. bloomerianum has color red and has a fragrance.
Communities for Lilium humboldtii var. bloomerianum:Chaparral and Yellow Pine Forest.