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 'Lilium wardii'

'Lilium wardii'

Item# LS154
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
This native of Tibet is found at elevations to 10,000 feet (3000 meters). A taller alpine type reaching over 4 feet, the flowers are Turk's Cap in form and quite fragrant. Carrying upwards of 40 flowers, they are medium to deep pink and heavily spotted in carmine and in nature can be found growing in grassy areas, light scrub, and among conifers on steep slopes in drier areas. Requiring light shade and a well drained loam soil with generous amounts of leaf mold added, it will grow, though not well. This beauty likes to run underground for 2 to 3 feet before emerging. On the plus side though, it produces little bulblets all along the underground portion of the stem.

Title photo nursery grown plant photographed at B & D Lilies circ. 1990. Copyright B & D Lilies. All rights reserved.

Insert photo #1 L. wardii in Tibetan Habitat. Photo source Photo by Richard Ree from Flickr. Courtesy WikiMedia Commons. Original photo cropped. Copyright Richard Ree, all rights reserved. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Inserts 2, 3, 4 L. wardii in natural habitat and found and photographed by Yijia Wang. Copyright Yijia Wang, all rights reserved. Used with permission. Yijia Wang offers seed of several Chinese Alpine Lilies at his nursery at along with seed of other Chinese Alpine plants.

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