Lilium formosanum var. priceii (Liliaceae)
(LIL-ee-um for-mos-AN-um var. PRICE-ee-eye)
Dwarf Formosa Lily
The 1-2' height of Dwarf Formosa Lily doesn't seem remarkable until you remember that the straight species is a towering 6-7'! This short form produces a basal tuft of grassy leaves, followed by the bloom stalk topped with its cluster of white trumpets. Flowers are streaked with purple and emit a strong spicy-sweet fragrance. A Southern favorite, this lily takes our heat with gusto. Flowers in early summer, about a month earlier than tall Formosa Lily.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: early-summer
Container size: 3" pot