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Lily Bulb - 'L. fargesii' (Species or Wild Lily)
As we have not grown or flowered L. fargesii, we are indebted to Rimmer de Vries for the photo used here and for the information he offered in a recent article published by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Lilium fargesii is a woodland-edge native of central China and was named for Guillaume Farges a 19th century French plant explorer in China. Rimmer reported this was a small stature species growing to only about 14 inches in a pot with open blooms about the size of a quarter. He grows L. fargesii in a soiless mix of 2 parts Sunshine LFT, 1 part perlite, 1 part coarse vermiculite and 1 part Turface which is a fired clay and uses rain water with a diluted mixture of 20-20-20 for occasional feeding. Thank you Rimmer for your contribution.
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