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 'Lilium medeoloides'

'Lilium medeoloides'

Item# LS91
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Known as 'Kuruma-Yuri' in its native Japan, legend holds that this alpine species which grows in volcanic soils is the favorite flower of the ‘Goddess of Mount Fuji’. Often a difficult garden subject, the waxy orange, black spotted flowers of Lilium medeoloides are only about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. A planting site rich in leaf-mold on top of gravel with winter protection and semi-shaded conditions are a must to successfully grow it.

Photo insert #1 is of wild L. medeolodies as photographed by Mr. Moto Shimizu of the Northern Japanese type and contributed to B & D Lilies.

Title photo and insert photo #2 copyright Pontus Wallsten 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.wallstein@bluewin.chfor more information. He also offers some rare species lilies in limited quantities that are shipped from his nursery in Switzerland. 

Inset photo #3 is plant grown by Gene Mirro. Copyright Gene Mirro, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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