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T-37 'Mei Ling'
T-37 'Mei Ling' clone. Recorded as "Selection from Aurelian Hybrids". Carlton Yerex, 1949.
By today's standards, 'Mei Ling' is not much to look at, but when released by Edgar Cline in 1949, it was priced at a whopping $4.95 per bulb. Based on "average" wages of 1949 and those of today, the price now would be the equivalent of paying $65.+ today for this lily! Photo courtesy of the Bill & Mary Hoffman Collection.
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