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 'Lilium tsingtauense'<BR> (Twilight Lily)

'Lilium tsingtauense'
(Twilight Lily)

Item# LS149
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
An unique Martagon type lily, L. tsingtauense holds is waxy "sun-kissed" orange, star-shaped flowers fairly upright atop 3 foot stems. Carrying a light but unpleasant scent, bulbs of this species rarely show up in commerce. Introduced as far back as the 1890's it was included in the L. meleoloides group until being separated in 1903. It is best grown in areas of light shade with soil being kept on the damp side, the seed is delayed hypogeal for germination. Ed McRae reports in his book 'Lilies, A Guide for Growers and Collectors' that
L. tsingtauense "is best increased by seed. Its growing site must be lightly shaded by other plants and have ordinary moisture". Ed also felt that the form of L. tsingtauense found in Korea was more hardy and easier to grow overall than the form found in China.

Title and insert photo #1 taken by Mr. Yijia Wang in habitat near Tsingtao City, Shandong Provience, China at about 3200 feet (1000 meters). The name
L. tsingtauense is derived from the original location discovery near 'Tsingtao City' where this photo was taken. Copyright Yijia Wang, all rights reserved. Used with permission. Yijia does offer seed of several Chinese Alpines at his nursery as www.canursery.com as well as seed of other native plants from the alpine regions of China.

Photo insert #2 copyright National Institute of Ecology, Korea showing the Korean form of L. tsingtauense . Source WikiMedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Korean Open Government License Type I: Attribution.

Photo insert #3 copyright Klaus Goldbeck, all rights reserved. WikiMedia Commons photo source. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

Insert photo #4 Dianna Gibson, B & D Lilies taken in cool greenhouse cir. 1985.

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