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Edgar Kline, 1953. The RHS register shows this lily as being registered in 1964 and being "a selection of Aurelian Hybrid progeny". This photo was clearly dated 1953 so it may be it was not registered until some time after selection owing to the fact this was recorded on large format film. Photo courtesy 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