Lilium Asiatic Section d-k

Lilium is a large genus in the Liliaceae family. This wiki page is for the Asiatic Section from d-k.


Asiatic Section a-c] - [[LiliumAsiaticSectionThree | Asiatic Section l-o - Asiatic Section p-z


Other Lilium sections and hybrids are linked below.
American Section a-m - American Section n-z - Candidum Section - Dauricum Section - Martagon Section - Oriental Section - Trumpet Section - Lilium Hybrids - Lilium Index


Lilium davidii Duch. ex Elwes is a lily from China. It flowers in summer and has orange flowers that are spotted. This bulb is eaten in China. Photos 1 to 3 from Darm Crook. Photos #4 and 5 were taken by Ron Parsons of plants in Mary Gerritsen's garden.

Lilium davidii, Darm CrookLilium davidii, Darm CrookLilium davidii, Darm CrookLilium davidii, Ron ParsonsLilium davidii, Ron Parsons

Lilium davidii var. macranthum (Raffill ex Woodcock & Coutts) Raffill in 2022 is considered to be a synonym of variety davidii. It is 6 feet high.

Lilium davidii var. unicolor (Hoog) Cotton in 2022 is considered to be a synonym of variety davidii. It is shorter than the type at around 3 feet and has less pronounced spotting. Photos by Darm Crook.

Lilium davidii v. unicolor, Darm CrookLilium davidii v. unicolor, Darm CrookLilium davidii v. unicolor, Darm CrookLilium davidii v. unicolor, Darm Crook

Lilium davidii var.willmottiae (E.H.Wilson) Raffill is more elegant with a longer flower stalk and leaves that are not hairy; the flowers are orange red with chestnut brown spots compared to scarlet with black spots in the type. It was named by the plant hunter E. H. Wilson for his patron Ellen Willmott. The first three photos were taken by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 4 of a stand of this variety was taken by Darm Crook. Photo 5 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén.

Lilium davidii var. willmottiae, Mary Sue IttnerLilium davidii var. willmottiae, Mary Sue IttnerLilium davidii var. willmottiae, Mary Sue IttnerLilium davidii var. willmottiae, Darm CrookLilium davidii var. willmottiae bulb, Pontus Wallstén

Lilium duchartrei Franch. is from China; it grows 50 cm to 100 cm (24 to 48 inches) tall and is nicely scented. The florets are held on long graceful pedicels. It is easy to tell from Lilium lankongense as it has an umbel inflorescence and the flowers with a base colouration of white. It seems to prefer an alkaline based soil over acidic. Photos 1-4 submitted by Darm Crook, photo 5 of bulbs by Pontus Wallstén.

Lilium duchartrei, Darm CrookLilium duchartrei, Darm CrookLilium duchartrei, Darm CrookLilium duchartrei, Darm CrookLilium duchartrei bulbs, Pontus Wallstén

Lilium fargesii Franch. is found in the Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of China on forested slopes at 1400-2300 m. It was named after the French missionary Paul G Farges by the botanist Adrien René Franchet in 1892, however, it only appeared in cultivation in the West around the end of the 20th. century. It is a small and slender species with grass like leaves. Up to six scented flowers are born in a raceme. Photo 1 by John Lykkegaard Johansen. Photo 2 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén.

Lilium fargesii, John Lykkegaard JohansenLilium fargesii bulb, Pontus Wallstén

Lilium henrici Franch., syn. Nomocharis henrici (Franch.) E.H.Wilson, is a rare lily that likes wet conditions. It comes from Yunnan in China where it grows at around 3000 m. It was named for Prince Henri d'Orleans. The mature bulb is 4-5 inches in diameter and tinted red. Photo of a seedling bulb by Pontus Wallstén.

Lilium henrici seedling bulb, Pontus Wallstén

Lilium henryi Baker is native to the mountains of central China. The first photo was taken by Isabelle Fleming. The second photo was taken by Arnold Trachtenberg who planted it in a sunny position in New Jersey where it has multiplied and flowers well. Photos 3 and 4 were taken by Janos Agoston. Photo 5 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén.

Lilium henryi, Isabelle FlemingLilium henryi, Arnold TrachtenbergLilium henryi, Janos AgostonLilium henryi, Janos AgostonLilium henryi bulb, Pontus Wallstén

Lilium henryi var. citrinum Wallace in 2022 is not considered to be a true variety of L. henryi. It is reported to have appeared spontaneously in garden settings of North America. The attributes and growth patterns of L. henryi apply equally to this lilium. Three photos by Darm Crook

Lilium henryi v. citrinum, Darm CrookLilium henryi v. citrinum, Darm CrookLilium henryi v. citrinum, Darm Crook

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