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'Midnight' (clone & strain)
Jan De Graaff, 1963. Recorded as (Aurelian Hybrids x L. leucanthum var. centifolium) The Clone, OG-30 was selected from the 'Midnight Strain', it is believe that this clonal selection was used as the seed parent for perpetuating the strain with pollen from the deepest colored lilies produced in each generation of the strain put back on “mom”. Main photo shows planting bed of OG-30, first inset shows a single flower from the strain, and the 2nd inset shows a field bed of the clone. 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