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'L. iridollae' (Lilium species or wild lily)

Lily Bulb - 'L. iridollae'
Lily Bulb - 'L. iridollae'

'L. iridollae' (Lilium species or wild lily)

LS62 $0.01

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Native to the peaty meadows of southern Alabama and north-western Florida, this is a very difficult lily to cultivate but still easier than Lilium catesbaei . The striking, golden-yellow flowers are pendant in form and are heavily spotted. We offered Lilium iridollae in the past as bulblets from tissue culture, giving the greatest chance of success but took it out of propagation as the failure rate by customers was in excess of 80%. This species should be attempted by only the most experienced and patient of gardeners. Inset photo is of Lilium iridollae habitat. Both the close up and habitat photos are courtesy of Dr. Richard M. Adams.

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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