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'L. canadense var. canadense 'Melted Spots' (Lilium species or wild lily)
L. canadense var. canadense 'Melted Spots' was a named clone from stock collected by Dr. Richard M. Adams and introduced by B&D Lilies in 1984. More gold than yellow, it was so heavily spotted that the flower center spots were all "melted" together. Again, as with 'Peaches and Pepper' this clone was dropped from production in the early 1990's. The gardening public was more interested in the variety of colors and spots found in seedling strains, giving a more wild look in the garden, than the more uniform or structured look of named clones.
Lilium canadense habitat - photo courtesy of Dr. Richard M. Adams
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