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'L. majoense' Syn: L. primulinum var. ochraceum (Species or Wild Lily)
We have not personally grown this rather new introduction from China. Our photos and cultural information have been provided by our friend Rizanino (Riz) Reyes.
From Western China, this late June / early July bloomer like a rich, moist, but well drained soil. A cousin of L. primulinum var. burmanicum which is reported to be winter hardy in England with protection, L. majoense may handle a zone 6 with heavy mulch.
Riz reports that it has done well with some competition from neighboring Western Red Cedar. Flowers are funnel shaped and down facing, pale green to creamy white with a large purple central blotch resembling L. nepalense. As it sets viable seed readily, this species could soon be more commonly seen in commerce.
Photos courtesy of Riz Reyes
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