A picture of a Gold Band Lily

Gold Band Lily

Lilium auratum var. plattyphyllum

Also known as

Golden-Rayed Lily

Gold-banded Lily - Lilium auratum Lindl. - 山百合(ヤマユリ) (2776132714) by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

40cm

90cm

Min

20cm

4 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Gold Band Lily

A close up of the white, freckled red and gold coloured flowers of Lilium auratum.
A close up of the white, freckled red and gold coloured flowers of Lilium auratum.
A close up of the white, freckled red and gold coloured flowers of Lilium auratum.
A close up of the white, freckled red and gold coloured flowers of Lilium auratum.
A close up of the white, freckled red and gold coloured flowers of Lilium auratum.

Gold Band Lily Overview

Lilium auratum var. plattyphyllum produces large white flowers with pink freckles and a broad central gold band on each petal that give it its common name of Gold Band Lily. These very fragrant, summer flowering perennials are native to Japan but happily grow in any free-draining soil. This species of lily has been classified by the R.H.S. as being a member of division 9 in their Lilium classification.

Common problems with Gold Band Lily

How to harvest Gold Band Lily

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate Gold Band Lily

Bulbs

Lift bulbs when dormant and gently peel off external scales making sure each has a small amount of the flat base attached. Replant the parent bulb straight away. Insert the scales halfway into a pot free-draining potting compost, ensuring the pointed tip is upright. Place this container into an unheated greenhouse or cold frame over winter. Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Bulblets will form over the summer and produce leaves in autumn. Plant up these young plants in spring into individual seven cm pots. Keep in a sheltered, partially shaded spot. In the autumn - year two - plant into the ground, three times their diameter deep. Plants can take two more years before they produce flowers.

Special features of Gold Band Lily

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

This bulb suits being grown in large containers.