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 'Lilium ponticum'

'Lilium ponticum'

Item# ls260
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
This native of of Trabzon and Rize districts of N. E. Turkey, and named for the ancient kingdom of Pontus, L. ponticum can be found growing in sub-alpine, bush covered meadows and on the edges of thickets as well as on very steep slopes in areas of heavy rainfall. Soils in the area are made up of granite and are sandy with very little humus.

The specimen type was first collected in 1843 at 6,000 to 7,000 feet (1,800 to 2,100 meters). Cultivation similar to that of 'L. monadelphum' and
'L. szovitsianum'
. Seed is epigeal in germination in the spring but is more often than not, delayed. Title photo copyright Pontus Wallstén of Switzerland, taken in natural habitat. 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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