Lilium catesbaei

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Pine Lily


Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by .5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Retain if present. Could be grown as a small specimen plant in a wildflower garden.
Considerations:Rarely grown as difficult to find seeds or bulbs and seedlings are subject to fungal diseases.
Propagation:Division of bulbs. Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts butterflies including swallowtails. Reported possible pollinators include spicebush swallowwtail, cloudless sulfur (Phoebis sennae), Palamedes, eastern black swallowtail, and Florida dust skipper and green lynx spider (Coastal Plain Plants Wiki). 

Native Habitats:Mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, wet flatwoods, open seepage areas such as cutthroat seeps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:In the natural environment, this species benefits from periodic fire. Very difficult to see except when in bloom.