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'L. nanum' (Species or Wild Lily)

Lily Bulb - 'L. nanum'(Species or Wild Lily)Nanum, meaning dwarf, this is a very small alpine lily growing only 6 to 12 inches, Lilium nanum is found distributed through the Himalayas. Taxonomists classified this lilium species as a 'nomocharis' for many years. The bell-shaped pink-to-lilac flowers have purple spots. Found in cultivation for over 100 years, bulbs are rarely seen available. It highly dislikes being moved and is best started from seed planted where they can just be left alone. Often takes 5 or more years to flower. (Photo taken by Edward McRae at Keillour Castle in Scotland.)


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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