This species from Taiwan is one of the easiest to grow and most spectacular to behold.
The giant, intensely fragrant white blooms are dramatically pendant, 5 to 6 inches long and quite narrow up to the widely flaring edge. They release a powerful, sweet fragrance that is simply unforgettable, filling the mid- to late summer garden with intoxicating perfume.
Lilium formosanum thrives best in a sheltered location receiving full sun to light shade, with good soil drainage and protection from strong wind. It grows readily, becoming a bit taller with each passing year. Expect it to reach 5 to 8 feet high at maturity, with dozens of blooms above long, narrow deep green foliage. Very showy! Formosa lilies grow easily from seed if sown early, often blooming that same year.