February 1, 2023
giant lilium

giant lilium

Giant Lilium is a lily that grows to a height of about 2m or 80″. It has almost an Alice in Wonderland feeling when you stand next to it. It almost feels like you have shrunk!

I saw them for the first time as I walking on Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, Washington, I believe it was planted in front of Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers, a few years ago. Lilium ‘Giant’ produces fragrant flowers from July to August.

The flowers range in colors from white, cream, yellow to orange, pink, and red. The ones I saw photographed here were white and yellow. These are hardy bulbous perennials. They belong to the Liliaceae family of plants. The pollen and the bulbs are toxic to humans and animals. But they are very attractive and eye-catching.

giant lilium
giant lilium

Plant Giant Lilium in fertile, well-drained soil. Grow it in the sun or partial shade. They are drought tolerant. The depth for planting the bulbs should be three times the height of the bulb. Giant Lilium attracts bees and butterflies.

Don’t cut the stems and the leaves until they turn brown as they absorb energy and nutrients which get stored in the bulbs for the next season.

giant lilium
Giant lilium at Bellevue Washington

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