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Lily Bulb - L. wallichianum (Species or Wild Lily)
Closely related to L. neilgherrense found further south in India, L. wallichianum is a "low altitude" native of the Himalayas and is not a species for gardeners that take failure personally. It requires nothing short of absolute perfect drainage, but expects to receive monsoon type rainfalls. We purchased 100 bulbs many years ago from a grower in India, but when they flowered, they were all L. nepalense. This photo is the only example we have and came from the collection of Bill and Mary Hoffman of a Edgar Kline flowered specimen.
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