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'L. regale' (Species or Wild Lily)
From China, Lilium regale is at home in any well drained garden. The large, flaring trumpet shaped blooms are highly fragrant. A varying amount of pink-purple shades the outside of these golden throated flowers. Reaching heights to 8 feet for old plants, but more commonly seen in the 3 to 5 foot range, Lilium regale has been a favorite of gardeners for many years. In breeding work, Lilium regale as a pollen parent has been excellent, but as a seed parent, it tends to be apomictic, proving to be dominant in all characteristics. In other words, all you get is seed of more Lilium regale, no matter what pollen is used on it.
Photo inset #1 shows one of our most popular offerings from Lilium regale has been 'Horn of Plenty' a sport selected by us from seed grown stock of Lilium regale by the late Don Egger.
Photo inset #2 is one is of a propagation bed of L. regale, July 2006.
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