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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 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 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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