• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lilium lancifolium 'Splendens' (IXc/d)

Lance-leaved lily

Lance-leaved lily

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Lance-leaved lily

  • Synonyms Lilium tigrinum 'Splendens'
    Lilium tigrinum subsp. splendens

  • Genus Lilium are bulbous perennials with erect stems bearing whorled or spirally arranged leaves and terminal racemes or umbels of bowl-shaped, trumpet-shaped, funnel-shaped or turk's cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red

  • Family Liliaceae / Liliaceae

  • Species L. lancifolium 'Splendens' is a vigorous bulbous perennial with narrow leaves and 20-25 nodding, black-spotted, orange-red flowers to 12cm across, with recurved petals, from late summer


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter. Very vigorous species

Propagation Propagate by seed sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets after the foliage dies down

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Red lily beetle, aphids, slugs and wireworms may be a problem

Diseases grey moulds and a virus may cause problems. See lily diseases

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