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 'Lilium auratum rubrovittatum'

'Lilium auratum rubrovittatum'

Item# ls266
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(Species / Wild Lily)
L. auratum rubrovittatum was first registured by Duchartre in 1870. It has the same basic requirements of all of the 'L. auratum' variants. A deep, well drained soil is a must or bulbs will rot during cold / wet winter months. Unlike many lilium species, at Oregon Bulb Farm, as well as Strahm Bulb Farm, it was found to be extremely virus tolerant and was used extensively in breeding.

Title photo copyright Joseph Hoell, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Insert photo #1 copyright Cheung Siu Ming, Hong Kong, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Insert photo #2 Oriental Hybrid 'Midnight Star'.

Photo insert #3 is of a pink form of L. auratum found in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Photo insert #4 is of a more var. rubrovittatum form of of L. auratum found in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Photo insert #5 is of a lighter pink form of L. auratum also from the area around Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Insert photos #3, 4, and 5 Cheung Siu Ming. He reports that these are so rare that on a Japanese Bulb Auction site, pea sized bulblets can cost as much as $500. USD.

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