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'L. Leichtlinii' (Lilium species or wild lily)
Named after Max Leichtlin, this Japanese native has several very interesting variants. Rarely offered in commerce, the pendant flowers are lemon-yellow and carry many red-purple spots. Reaching a mature height of 3 feet, it can be and often is difficult in the garden if drainage conditions are not to its liking. A late bloomer, it requires a light, but deep, well drained soil that is rich in humus.
Photo insert is of a golden yellow form of L. leichtlinii being worked with in Holland.
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