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 'Lilium martagon var. cattaniae'

'Lilium martagon var. cattaniae'

Item# LS199
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
One of the most beautiful as well as darkest flowers, deep maroon-black, our title photo comes from Pontus Wallstén of Switzerland. Reported to be more vigorous than the "type" or pink form. Woodcock & Stearn (1950) report this form of Lilium Martagon was originally found in a woody area near Muc, Dalmatia by Maria de' Cattani hence the name 'Cattaniae'. For some time it was also known as L. martagon var. dalmaticum due to the original location of discovery.

Title photo and insert #2 provided by Pontus Wallstén of Switzerland. Copyright Pontus Wallstén, all rights reserved. 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.

Photo insert #1 courtesy of Dr. Fritz Ewald, Germany. Copyright Dr. Fritz Ewald, 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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