A perfect rock garden lily seldom reaching above 45cm in height and often less. Stems wiry, densely clad with many scattered narrowly linear leaves up to 10cm long. Flowers like those of L. pomponium but a little smaller and fragrant. Northern China, Mongolia, Russian Siberia and Korea on open hillsides. Thrives best in light soil and full sun, but short-lived and should be regularly propagated by seed. Yellow-flowered forms are known.