L. leichtlinii - Japanese species
Light Fragrance, 3 to 4 Feet. Late July /Early August flowering.
Named after Max Leichtlin, this Japanese native has several very interesting variants. Rarely offered in commerce, the pendant flowers are lemon-yellow and carry many red-purple spots. Reaching a mature height of 3 to 4 feet. It can be and often is difficult in the garden if drainage conditions are not to its liking requiring require a light, but deep, well drained soil that is rich in humus. Often flowers into early August here. Light fragrance.
L. leichtlinii will often produce little black stem bulbils at the leaf axis and thus can be confused with L. lancifolium var. flaviflorum, the yellow form of the common Japanese "tiger lily". While we consider both the yellow form of lancifolium (also referred to as L. tigrinum) as well as the orange single and double flowered forms to be a Typhoid Mary in the garden for the virus infections they contain, L leichtlinii is harmless and not to be worried about.
Approximately 18 bulbs available for Spring 2024 Delivery.
Classification: Lilium Species(USDA Zones 4-10, lows to -30 deg F.)
Stock #8237 - Lilium Species (Wild Lily)