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

Lily Bulb - 'L. philippinense'
Lily Bulb - 'L. philippinense'

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

LS111 $0.01

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From the island of Luzon in the Philippines, it is closely related to Lilium formosanum and Lilium longiflorum. The long, funnel shaped, fragrant trumpet flowers are white and slightly tinted in green at the base. Short lived as it is susceptible to virus and not winter hardy, seed will flower in 18 months. It prefers a light, well drained soil and being that it is found in coralline limestone, would appreciate some lime added yearly to the soil. Seed often appears on seed lists.

Photo insert is of seed bed 8 months after planting. Most had single blooms 3 and 4 months later.




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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