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'L. davidii unicolor' (Lilium species or wild lily)
A weak growing form of the type, it rarely reaches 3 feet tall in the garden. The pendant flowers are lightly spotted in red. We never had much luck with this wild lily, just keeping it alive was a monumental task. Very susceptible to virus, we have never personally brought it to flower. This photo was taken of a bulb flowered by the late Don Egger at Cebeco Lilies in 2000.
Photo inset is of a bulb of L. davidii. It produces a "rock hard" bulb that feels very waxy to the touch.
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