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 'Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum'

'Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum'

Item# LS14
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Found throughout Europe, ranging from Italy to southern France and Switzerland to the Pyrenees, Lilium bulbiferum was widely used in early hybridizing. Easily grown, Lilium bulbiferum was at one time commonly found in bulb listings coming from Europe. Unlike 'L. bulbiferum type' this subspecies does not produce stem bulbils.

These large chaliced shaped, upward facing tangerine-orange flowers, spotted in black are held aloft on 3 to 4 foot stems. Enjoying full sun to partial shade, there are suitable spots in all gardens for this delightful though somewhat crude appearing flower. Title photo was contributed by Edward McRae of plant at Oregon Bulb Farm.

Photo insert #1 is of L. bulbiferum var. croceum as grown and photographed by Gene Mirro, June 2012. Copyright Gene Mirro, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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