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'L. brownii var. australe' (Lilium Species)

Lily Bulb - 'L. brownii var. australe' (Species or Wild Lily)Found in southern China and Hong Kong, this is a tender lily. Used at Oregon Bulb Farm by lily pioneer, Jan de Graaff, where it was known to grow over 8 feet in height; this variant was considered by him to be very useful for hybridizing. Flowers are pure white inside and carry a very faint green flush on the exterior. We have never grown this sub species and thank whomever sent this photo decades ago, labeled only as Lilium brownii var. australe at Bunny's. Any "old timers" know who "Bunny" might be?


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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