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'Copper King' (Strain & Clone)
Jan De Graaff c. 1958. Recorded as being selections from 'Golden Clarion'. We received at B & D Lilies a “clone” of Copper King (inset photo) from the late Ed McRae that was known as OG-46 and reported by Ed as being the seed parent for the Copper King strain. As was with M-12 Black Dragon, pollen was taken from the best seedlings each year and put back on “mom” for the next years seed production. Also, as with M-12, this seed producing clone no longer exists making this strain impossible to re-produce. 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