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'L. martagon album' (Lilium species or wild lily)
The pure white form of this long lived species, the flowers are often a little larger and the plant overall being a little more vigorous than the type. At home in any well drained garden loam, it also appreciates some lime added to the soil each year. As with the type, it can suffer from botrytis and should be sprayed occasionally with a good fungicide recommended for roses.
Large photo is of small landscape bed on our farm using an old maple stump for protection from high winds.
Photo inset #1 is close up of flower.
Photo inset #2 is of a propagation bed at the old Oregon Bulb Farm circa. 1960 that was provided us by Eddie McRae many years ago.
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