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'*Li'l Henryi (Strain) - Hybrid of L. henryi (Aurelian)
Flower Description: From Wyoming hybridizer Len Sherwin, this is another jewel we found in his treasure trove of hybrids. Len has recorded 'Li'l Henry' as being an aurelian hybrid that strongly resembles the L. henryi breeding lines in its background. Ranging in height from about 26 to 45 inches in his Wyoming zone 5a, 'Li'l Henryi' might get a little taller in less hostile climates, but if so, it will still never reach the towering heights that the species L. henryi is known for. 'Li'l Henryi' is the result of many generations of selections for short stature and crossing to further capture that trait in the succeeding generation of seedlings.
'Li'l Henryi' has proven itself to be very fertile with trumpets and Len has a number of genetic dwarf selections of flared as well as trumpet-like aurelians coming along with selections now being considered for placement in tissue culture for propagation. With the downsizing of many gardens these days, for those who loved the monster 6 to 8 foot trumpets of the past and still long for their form and fragrance in their smaller gardens, these 2 and 3 foot beauties will be the perfect answer. We all have to be patient as these lovelies are still 4 to 5 years from introduction even with tissue culture.
'Li'l Henry' is in very “short” (no pun intended) supply. Any bulbs left from fall sales will be scaled and he will not be offered again for two years. July Flowering. Very light fragrance. 26 to 45 inches.
Classification: Trumpet/Aurelian Hybrid Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, the colder climates of this range require winter mulching) This lily has been grown unmulched in a zone 5a environment with snow cover.
Stock #L6677 - 'Li'l Henry' - Aurelian Hybrid 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