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 'Lilium leucanthum var. chloraster'

'Lilium leucanthum var. chloraster'

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(Species / Wild Lily)
'Leucanthum' means "white flowered" and 'Chloraster' means "green star". Can grow up to 7 ft. both in nature and in the garden. Jan de Graff of Oregon Bulb Farms first obtained seed from gardens in Gansu, China in the early 1950's where it became a major element in trumpet breeding in the early years.

Title photo as well as insert #1 taken by Yijia Wang in habitat in Shanxi Provence of China at about 5000 feet (1500 meters) elevation. Insert photos shows the rocky ground condition this lily prefers in nature. Both photos Copyright Yijia Wang, all rights reserved. Used with permission. Yijia does offer seed of several Chinese Alpines at his nursery as as well as seed of other native plants from the alpine regions of China.

Photo insert #2 is of garden example grown by Pontus Wallstén from bulb purchased from Chen Yi of China. 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.

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