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'L. canadense var. coccineum' (Lilium species or wild lily)
The rare brick red color form of the type, this variant grows well alongside its more common yellow flowered cousin. 'Coccineum' has always held a special spot in our heart as it was with this species we won not only our first blue ribbon at the show bench, but best in class as well.
Inset photo shows stem of Lilium canadense var. coccineum just minutes before being cut for show.
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