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'L. leichtlinii var. maximowiczii' (Species or Wild Lily)
This orange color variant of Lilium leichtlinii enjoys a greater range in nature than its yellow cousin. Extending into Korea and Manchuria, it is considered easier in cultivation than the type. The Turk's Cap brilliant orange flowers are heavily spotted in purple-brown. An unspotted variant once grown and offered by the late Edgar Kline is known as ' Lilium leichtlinii maximowiczii unicolor. "Unicolor" meaning without spots.
Our photo insert is compliments of Gene Mirro of a full stem he flowered in June of 2012.
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