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 'Lilium wallichianum var. neilgherrense'

'Lilium wallichianum var. neilgherrense'

Item# LS95
Archive Item
(Species / Wild Lily)
Found further south than any other species, a native to India, the flowers of
L. wallichianum var nielgherrense
are very narrow, flaring finally at the end of their trumpet shape. Best suited to a cool greenhouse, planting in the open garden nearly always meets with failure. The stems of this species run underground for some distance before emerging. Up until recently, the
'var. neilgherrense was regarded as its own species unto itself but is now considered a variant of 'L. wallichianum. It is a very tender lily and is best grown in a cool greenhouse for protection from winter cold.

We have never attempted this species. Old Oregon Bulb Farm stock photo courtesy of Ed McRae.

Photo inset #1 is from the Bill & Mary Hoffman collection of species grown and photographed by Edgar Kline.

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