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Lilium rosthornii
Lilium rosthornii
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Family: Liliaceae
Hardiness: To Zone 5a
Mature Size: 3'
Exposure: Part Sun-Sun
Bloom Time: August-September
Moisture Needs: Average Moisture
Origin: China
Price: $20.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P3884

Lilium rosthornii is an uncommonly interesting lily from China whose flowers reflect a design concept taken to its ultimate expression by an inveterate tinkerer. Three foot stems carry large, vivid orange flowers whose narrow petals are recurved into an
impossible backbend with a twist thrown in for good measure. The exposed faces of the petals fairly bristle with polyp-like papillose projections while the revealed open throat displays a dark green star from which unashamedly project the very long stamens and pistils. Having traveled in India, the outlandish floral corollary that popped into our minds was of a sadhu performing in Cirque du Soleil. Google images for sadhu and all will be clear. Lilium rosthornii is similar to L. henryi but flowers a bit later with peak bloom in September for us and has narrow vertical seed capsules as opposed to more globose and pendant in L. henryi.