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'L. Henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily
Flower Description: (L. henryi is a Chinese native) The rare and beautiful yellow color form of Lilium henryi has not been often seen in commerce. Though quite beautiful, and easily grown, its main drawback is a stem that usually needs staking. For this reason, commercial breeders held little interest, which probably accounts for it not being as commonly offered as its orange counterpart. When left undisturbed, bulbs in excess of 25 inches in circumference and three to five pounds, with stems exceeding 8 feet, are not unusual. Debate has gone on for years over the true species status of L. henryi var. citrinum. Some believe it to be a true color variant of L. henryi and others believe it to be a sport that showed up in the garden decades ago. After growing this lovely lily since about 1982, we are in the "natural color variant camp".
Lilium henryi citrinum likes a well drained, fertile garden loam and full sun.
NOTE: Marked as "Sold Out" on 8/22, we just had an order cancellation that freed up two (2) bulbs. Var. Citrinum will probably not be offered in 2017.
Very limited supply for Fall 2016 delivery.
Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Species Lily Bulb cultivar range from 16/18 cm to Exhibition-size» (over 20 cm, usually depending on age. Click here for details.
Classification: Lilium Species Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, the colder climates of this range require winter mulching)
Stock #L8021 - 'L. henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) 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