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'L. primulinum var. burmaniacum' (Species or Wild Lily)

Lily Bulb - 'L. primulinum var. burmaniacum' (Species or Wild Lily)From Tibet, and Burma, the pendant, primrose yellow flowers of this rare beauty are richly colored in a royal purple. If seed can be obtained, it should be grown in a sheltered spot or a cool greenhouse. As with so many of the native lilies, drainage is a must. It is reported that de Graaff succeeded in crossing Lilium primulinum with some of his best trumpets, but there are no recorded introductions from those crosses. We look forward to the day we can locate verifiable seed of this species and give it a try. Old Oregon Bulb Farm stock photo courtesy of Ed McRae


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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