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 'Lilium kesselringianum'

'Lilium kesselringianum'

Item# LS68
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Named for Wilhelm Kesselring of the Darmstadt Botanic Garden, Germny, this native to the Caucasus, and Turkey in areas near the Black Sea, the Turk's Cap, straw colored flowers of this species are spotted in cinnamon. Little is known about Lilium kesselringianum as it seems to never have been introduced into commerce. Seed sometimes available through the Royal Horticultural Society, Lily Group. Seed germination is reported to be of the delayed hypolgeal type.

Title photo Photo copyright Pontus Wallstén of Switzerland, 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.

Photo insert is 'L. kesselringianum in habitat in Caucasian biosphere reserve. The picture taken on the Alpine meadows at an altitude of 6000 ft. (1900 m) above sea level near of Sochi, Russian Federation. Author SKas. Copyright SKas, all rights reserved. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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