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 'Lilium kelleyanum'

'Lilium kelleyanum'

Item# LS188
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Named for the San Francisco naturalist Lynwood Kelley, L. kelleyanum is a native to the California Sierra Nevada's growing in damp but well drained locations. Similar in cultivation to L. pardalinum, stems can reach as much as 7 feet with 50 or more blooms.

This July bloomer is not difficult to grow (if you can obtain seed), the bulbs must remain moist while the foliage is kept dry in an acidic loam mixture with plenty of humus. Enjoys some light pm shade. Title photo taken by Joseph Nemmer in 2006. Copyright Joseph Nemmer, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Photo insert #1 L. kelleyanum taken in natural habitat by Vernon Smith in Inyo County, California. Copyright Vernon Smith, all rights reserved. CalPhotos source. Used with permission.

Photo insert #2 taken by Jason Matthias Mills in Inyo County, California. Copyright Jason Matthias Mills, all rights reserved. Used with permission. This image has a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license.

Photo insert #3 taken in its natural habitat courtesy St. Mary's College of California. CalPhotos source. Copyright St. Mary's College of California. Used with permission.

Photo insert #4 copyright Steve Matson, all rights reserved. Shows the Northern California Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) feasting on 'L. kelleyanum'. CalPhotos source. This image has a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0) license.

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