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'L. concolor' (Lilium)
From central and south China, and to a lesser extent Japan, the small upright unspotted flowers of Lilium concolor are brilliant orange-scarlet in color. Though usually short lived in the garden, it readily sets seed that germinate rapidly. Best suited to the well drained rock garden, sow seed yearly to insure continued bloom, but always hold some back in the freezer just in case. This wild lily likes to be kept just barely moist, resents being wet, and responds to overwatering by simply rotting.
Photo inset is of an unnamed selection from L. concolor x L. pumilum
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