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 'Lilium callosum'

'Lilium callosum'

Item# LS164
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Callosum meaning "thick skin" this is a late flowering species discovered by Mr. Henry in the Tangtse gorges. Having perhaps the widest range of any the Asian species, bulbs of Lilium callosum are rarely found in commerce now. An excellent candidate for well drained rock gardens, the small nickel sized brick to orange-red turk's cap flowers carry a delightful fragrance and seems to be rather resistant to virus infection. Easily grown from seed which is immediate epigeal in germination.

Photo copyright Pontus Wallstén 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 for more information. He also offers some rare species lilies in limited quantities that are shipped from his nursery in Switzerland.

Inset photo was contributed by Gene Mirro. 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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