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 'Lilium speciosum var. clivorum'

'Lilium speciosum var. clivorum'

Item# ls261
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(Species / Wild Lily)
A rare L. speciosum type that is difficult to find in commerce. Is said to flower about two weeks earlier than L. speciosum type. The name "speciosum" mean "spectacular" and "clivorum" means "from the hills".

Title photo copyright Pontus Wallstén of Switzerland. Used with permission. Pontus has an excellent book titled 'The Lily Species and their bulbs' and he can be contacted by email at pontus.wallsten@bluewin.ch for more information. He also offers some rare species lilies in limited quantities that are shipped from his nursery in Switzerland.

Photo insert #1 is from Wikimeda Commons. Copy right holder is Christer Johansson. Photo taken at Kew Gardens.

Insert photo #2 is of the 'Hummingbird hawk-moth' (Macroglossum stellatarum) feeding on a selection of 'L. speciosum var. rubrum'.

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