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 'Lilium pyrenaicum'

'Lilium pyrenaicum'

Item# LS121
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
From the Pyrenees from which it gains its name, the lovely, golden flowers carry a rather unpleasant scent. Occasionally showing a few black specks on the flower face, Lilium pyrenaicum seems to grow well in heavier loam soils that drain well. It is the earliest of the European natives to flower each year, usually bursting into bloom in late May in the Pacific Northwest. Generally felt to be easy to cultivate we have always had great success in the cool greenhouse.

Photo inset #1 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Copyright Fturmo. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Original photo uncropped.

Photo inset #2 Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Copyright Jean-Pol Grandmont. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Photo uncropped from original.

Photo inset #3 Copyright Gene Mirro, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Photo insert #3 'L. Pyrenaicum' growing wild on a hedgebank in the parish of Molland, Devon, where it is known as the "Molland Lily". Photo copyright 'Lobsterthermidor'. Released to public domain.

Title photo copyright Pontus Wallsten of Switzerland. Used with permission. Pontus has an excellent book titled 'The Lily Species and their bulbs' and he can be contacted by email at pontus.wallstein@bluewin.chfor more information. He also offers some rare species lilies in limited quantities that are shipped from his nursery in Switzerland. 

This page is for reference only, not as an offer to sell species bulbs or seeds.
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