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'Purple Life' - Asiatic Hybrid Lily
Flower Description: We have always marveled at the creations of Mr. Warren Summers and now we finally have one to offer our gardening friends. Purchased many years ago at auction by a Dutch buyer, 'Purple Life' found its way to Holland, probably with breeding in mind as it is anything but a commercial cut flower type. Finally, after years of waiting, we now have this uniquely beautiful lily in our own fields. It has since been discontinued by the Holland producer as "it doesn't have any shelf life" meaning it sprouts early in the spring and is not well suited to being in a package sitting on a hook in the nursery department of a box store. The pendant beauty is 2 to 3 Feet tall in most years but we have seen it in our field topping 4 feet. June Flowering. Unscented.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from Premium-size» (16/18 cm) to Exhibition-size» (over 20 cm). Click here for details.
Classification: Asiatic Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 3-10, lows to -40° F.)
Stock # 1030 - 'Purple Life' - Asiatic Lily Bulb
Wild Lily bulbs making up the genus Lilium belong to the family Liliaceae comprising of approximately 200 genera made up of approximately 2,000 lily species. There are in the neighborhood of 110 to 120 Lilium species depending on whose classification you reference. For the full article, click Knowledge Base