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'L. parvum' (Lilium species or wild lily)

Lily Bulb - 'L. parvum'
Lily Bulb - 'L. parvum'

'L. parvum' (Lilium species or wild lily)

LS106 $0.01

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An alpine native of the Sierra Nevada and Oregon Cascades, the small, semi-erect flowers of Lilium parvum can be found in yellow, orange, or red depending on elevation. Provided it receives a well drained garden site, with damp, sandy soils, it will grow quite well. A very similar flower found in ditches in the Eldorado National Forest carries a unique pink coloration. Debate goes on as to its status of being a true species or a hybrid between Lilium parvum and Lilium kelloggii .

Insert photo Lilium parvum var 'Eldoradense' or as it is commonly called, "The Ditch Lily".




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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