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'L. philadelphicum' (Species or Wild Lily)
With a wide range throughout southern Canada, the Midwest and as far south as New Mexico, the 'Wood Lily' is found growing near deciduous trees in free draining sandy loam. Difficult in the garden, winter protection from rain is required to succeed. The upright flowers vary greatly in color but are generally orange to red with black spotted yellow centers. This has been one of the most challenging lilies we have attempted in the species garden. Photo shown is of our first ever bloom.
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