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 'Lilium polyphyllum'

'Lilium polyphyllum'

Item# ls282
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Polyphyllum meaning "many leaves"is native to the Himalayas from about 6,000 to 12,000 feet. It has the most westerly distribution of any lilies native to the Indian subcontinent. It is quite difficult in cultivation and appreciates a northern exposure with some shade. Bulbs prefer a deeper planting than most lilium spoecies.

Title photo was taken in the Gangotri National Forest, India at a reported 11,500 ft. elevation in mid July of 2009. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons and was taken by Mana Chandok. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Thank you Mana for this wonderful photo of L. polyphyllum in its natural habitat.

Inset photo take at same location, courtest Wikimedia Commons and was photographed by Vijay Chandhok. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Thank you Vijay for this wonderfdul photo of L. polyphyllum in its natural habitat.

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