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'L. alexandrae' (Lilium species or wild lily)
"Uke-Yuri" in Japan, is found on only three small islands, the largest island, Uke-shima is the one for which this lily was named. Very similar to Lilium nobilissimum, Lilium alexandrae produces large, highly fragrant, pure white flowers that are carried horizontally to slightly erect. A difficult subject, a greenhouse is almost a requirement for successful cultivation. This species is very susceptible to virus. Self-fertile, seed of Lilium alexandrae can take 12 months or more to germinate making patience truly a virtue. Best grown in pots containing a free draining medium rich in compost. Photo courtesy of Ed McRae.
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