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 'Lilium stewartianum'

'Lilium stewartianum'

Item# ls253
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Ed McRae, in his book 'Lilies, A Guide For Glowers And Collectors' states that
L. stewartianum is considered to be a delicate lily with grassy leaves. It was first found in 1913 by George Forrest and then "re-found" in 1949 by Joseph Rock on the Chungtien Plateau and into the Likiang Mt. Range. Prefers in nature to live along forest margins, on open and rocky grasslands as well as on limestone mountains at an elevation of 12,000 to 14,000 feet (3,600 to 4,300 meters).

In nature it flowers in July and August with seeds ripening in October. Bjornar Olsen on his web site reports its natural habitat is identical to that of L. duchartrei and L. lankongense and that L. stewartianum should prove to be as easy as well as hardy in cultivation. Very rare in the wild with a very limited area of distribution.

Title and insert photos taken in natural habitat by Bjornar Olsen of Norway. Coypright Bjornar Olsen, Chinese Alpines, at All rights reserved. Used with permission. offers a great selection of rare Chinese Species including 'L. stewartianum'.

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