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'Taos' - Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb
Flower Description: Taos, bred by Len Sherwin in Wyoming, is one of the most intriguing and beautiful trumpets we have seen in some 35 years of working with lilies. When we questioned Len about his name selection and how we could work “place of the red willows”, the meaning of 'Taos' into the description, Len replied, “When I saw it in bloom for the first time, I was reminded of the warm, bright colors associated with the deserts and badlands of America's arid Southwest”.
When asked to describe the color combinations while in bloom this year, (always more accurate than working with a photo) he simply said “acid yellow interior, pink petal tips and backs, with ruffles”. Though brief, that says it all.
In Wyoming, 'Taos' only hits about 24 inches but we feel that in a less hostile environment, taller will probably be the rule. We can only guess as to the potential height as we have not grown 'Taos' here but have only viewed it in its home garden in Wyoming.
And the “land of red willows”? Take a close look at the anthers. July Flowering. 2 Feet or more in mild climates.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from 16/18 cm to Exhibition-size» (over 24 cm). Click here for details.
Classification: Trumpet/Aurelian Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, the colder climates of this range require winter mulching)
Stock #L6657 - 'Taos' - Trumpet 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