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'L. canadense' - Lily Species

'L. canadense' - Species Lily bulb

Flower Description: This may be L. canadense edidtorium or a cross between the yellow flavum and the red editorium. This stock was originally propagated in Holland so we do not know the source of the original bulb.

L. canadense is usually unscented, but can carry a light "wild flower" fragrance in cooler weather. It resembles the more familiar L. superbum, but it prefers a bit drier soil and is not quite as vigorous. Reaching 3 to 4 feet, it will never reach the stature of the more common 8 foot giants L. superbum is known for. As with L. superbum, bulbs resemble small "dog bones". July flowering.

Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this lily cultivar is small flowering size. All species can take a full season to settle in before flowering. Click here for details.

More difficult to establish than our Asiatic, Trumpet or Oriental lilies, our Martagon lilies are guaranteed to be healthy and true-to-name, but not for failure to grow. May take an additional season before blooming and conditions need to be more exacting. Martagons pout when they are moved and need to settle back in to their new homes. Provide perfect drainage, rocky soil is fine, and don't over water the bulbs during summer while they are in dormancy. Bulbs resent transplanting and could rot during a cold, wet winter/spring or during the summer, if you add any moisture retentive materials to the soil around the bulb itself. Under no circumstances use peat for L. martagon or its hybrids, but leaf mold and/or compost as a top dressing in the fall is desirable.

Stock # 8235 - 'L. canadense' - Species or Wild Lily Bulb
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