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'L. washingtonianum var. purpurascens'<BR>(The Cascade Lily)

'L. washingtonianum var. purpurascens'
(The Cascade Lily)

Item# LS198
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
'L. washingtonianum var. purpurescens' also known as 'The Cascade Lily' extends from Northern California in the southern portion of its range up to Mount Hood, Oregon to the north where it can be fairly easy to establish in gardens. In the Mt. Hood area, plants can be found both unspotted ranging up to heavily spotted within the same colony. Many times flowers will open already with a pink cast to them, but as they age, should the open pinkish or pure white, they all turn deep purple.

Title photo and insert photo taken by and copyright by Bret Hansen, all rights reserved. Used with permission. Plant in insert #1 is fasciated which accounts for the extreme number of blooms.

Insert photo #2 is a very early photo of plantsman Boyd C. Kline from the photo collection of Bill & Mary Hoffman showing a stem of L. washingtonianum var. purpurascens in the natural habitat. Reported to be easier to grow than the type, it is still a difficult subject in the garden when planted outside of its native range.

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