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'African Queen' (strain)
Jan De Graaff circ. 1958. Introduced in 1958-59 by Oregon Bulb Farms. Recorded as being selections from Aurelian Hybrids. Still to this day one of the backbone lilies in the garden. Photo inset side view of another member of the strain. Photos B & D Lilies.
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