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 'Lilium sargentiae'

'Lilium sargentiae'

Item# LS195
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
This native of Szechwan in Western China grows up to about 5000 feet in elevation. Unlike L. regale, also from this general area, L. sargentiae will not tolerate lime in the soil and is very prone to boyrytis attacks making it a very difficult subject in growing areas such as ours in the Pacific Northwest.

Known to be one of the parents along with L. henryi of Debra's L. x aureliense, one of the hybrids that "started it all", we were gleeful in finding an example of the Debras hybrid in the Hoffman collection of slides donated by their daughter. In breeding, L. sargentiae has proved to be far more valuable than L. regale. Photo insert #4 is of L. x aureliense from the Hoffman collection.

Having never grown or flowered this particular species we are very grateful to Alan Mitchell of Scotland for his contribution to the Species Knowledge Base not only for the title photo but also for photo insets #1 and #2 showing first the production of stem bulbils as well as lovely open throat shot of this lily. Photos copyright Alan Mitchell, all rights reserved.

Photo insert #3 is of an example of L. sargentiae as flowered and photographed by Boyd Cline in the late 1940's, from the photo collection of Bill & Mary Hoffman.

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