Saku lily

Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum

  • Saku lily
  • Saku lily
  • Flower name
    Saku lily
  • Scientific name
    Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum
  • Alias
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

What is Saku lily

The saku lily (Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum) is a species of bulbous plant in the lily family, Liliumceae, endemic to Japan. It is native to the Izu Peninsula and the Izu Islands. It is a variant of Lilium auratum(the lily of the valley) and is larger than the lily of the valley, with flowers up to 30 cm in diameter. It produces yellow and pale pink streaked flowers on a white background from early summer to summer. The spots on the petals are light brown and inconspicuous or absent. The flowers are aromatic. It is considered the world's largest lily in terms of both plant height and flower diameter. The leaf width is thicker than that of the mountain lily.

Common name: The saku lily, Scientific name: Lilium auratum var. platyphyllum, origin: Izu Peninsula - Izu Islands, Japan, Flower size: 30 cm, Flower color: white, Fragrance: Yes, Flowering season: June-July, Uses: Garden planting, Hybrid parent, Bulb, Bulb starch soju.


  • Order
    Liliales
  • Family
    Liliaceae
  • Genus
    Lilium
  • Species
    L. a. var. platyphyllum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lilies
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typebulbous plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower30.0 ~ 30.0 cm

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