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 'Lilium alexandrae'

'Lilium alexandrae'

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"Uke-Yuri" in Japan, is found on only three small islands in the Ryukyu archipelago with the largest island, Uke-shima being the one for which this lily was named. L. Alexandrae has also been found growing on the islands of Kakerama-shima and Yoro-shima where it grows in valleys and at the base of the foot hills. Flowers in late May.

Very similar to Lilium nobilissimum, Lilium alexandrae produces large, highly fragrant, pure white flowers that are carried horizontally to slightly erect. A difficult subject, a cool greenhouse is almost a requirement for successful cultivation. This species is very susceptible to virus and needs to be protected from infection. Self-fertile, seed of Lilium alexandrae can take as long as 12 months or more before the first true leaf is produced, making patience truly a virtue. Germination is said to best take place under cool conditions. Best grown in pots containing a free draining medium rich in compost. Title photo courtesy of Ed McRae."

Photo insert copyright Pontus Wallsten, all right reserved. Used with permission.

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