Unbelievable that this incredible lily grows wild in the woodlands of Japan. Obvious to see who the parent of the oriental lily hybrids is - Lilium auratum! Huge white flowers the size of a plate of Fugu with shades of yellowish banding and dark speckling coupled with a heady fragrance.
*Limit of 1 per customer*A collection of this very elegant species from Lao Cai, Vietnam by Peter Zale. This is closely allied to L. poilanei and the range of the two species overlap in this area. Large pendant white to creamy yellow flowers with strongly recurved tepals (petals) which shows off the vivid maroon interior blotching. Awesome bit of dramatic rareness.
Our Washington native Columbia Tiger Lily. Often glimpsed along road edges or growing in scattered abandon on lower slopes in the Olympics and Cascades if one is lucky enough to be hiking. Usually 6-10 (rarely up to 30) orangish Turk's Cap flowers with purple spots.
One of those captivating Chinese species. This has a neat stoloniferous habit sending out runners and making new bulbs so you soon have a grove of Lilies. Flowers white with dark spots with recurved petals in the classic "Turk's Cap" style. We love it.
One of those captivating Chinese species. This has a neat stoloniferous habit sending out runners and making new bulbs so you soon have a grove of Lilies. Flowers pink with dark spots with recurved petals in the classic "Turk's Cap" style. We love it.
Lovely, lovely species with classic Turk's cap shaped flowers of gentle pink with a lavender nuance further enhanced by a sprinkle of darker beauty spots on the downturned face which exhales a light fragrance that takes but the slightest stirring of the air to swirl about in fleeting notes taking this to yet a higher plane of pleasure. Seed grown
Awesome rare lily known only from NE India where Frank Kingdon-Ward first collected it in either Manipur or Nagaland and named it after his wife whose maiden name was Macklin. Pale pink flowers in late spring and early summer are a lovely thing indeed on this smaller collector's lily. Frank's wife must have been an exquisite creature.
This selection of this collector's species merits a very good spot in the garden. Any selection of the species certainly could lay claim to the best real estate but this strain out of the UK which is a shade or two pinker than typical takes an impossible task of improving upon perfection and makes it possible.
Seed-grown plants of a rare form of a rare lily rarely available from one rare plant grower in the UK. We are eschewing subliminal suggestions and going right to the heavy hammer of repetitive rarity. This form came about in cultivation from seed-raised plants in the UK and when mature is twice as tall as the typical species. Nice soft pink flowers.
Dainty yet durable species collected by Sue on Mt Saramati which straddles the border of Myanmar and Nagaland. The only lily capsule found on the trip and it proved to be a distinct variant likely to merit subspecific status. Small white flowers. Sue is now a footnote in botanical history.
Our cross between the "typical" Lilium mackliniae and the Saramati form which will be recognized as a distinct variety of the species. The former has larger flowers and is more campanulate while the latter is a high elevation variant with smaller flowers and blooms earlier. This hybrid is very uniform from seed, short, stout, earlier than typical
Nepal Lily. One of our favorite Lilies and one we saw in Arunachal Pradesh near Bhutan growing in low scrub on a sunny hillside. This is a particularly good form with very large pendant yellow-green flowers with a chocolate maroon throat. Really pretty amazing. Creeps about underground.
California native Lily from a Ron Ratko seed collection. This has the small but glorious orange Turk's Cap flowers with orange recurved petals darkly spotted. Haven't met a West Coast Lily yet that hasn't completely bewitched us and this is no exception. This one increases nicely via rhizomatous bulbs and we've grown this for over 20 years.
One of our favorite West Coast Lily native species, this can be found in southern Oregon where it often grows in associated plant communities with the Darlingtonia or Pitcher Plant. These are seed grown from a wild collection by Ron Ratko and aren't blooming size yet. Red/orange Turk's Cap flowers.
Our collection from the Siskiyou Mts in southern Oregon of this moisture-loving lily. Reddish-orange Turk's cap flowers with the red more pronounced toward the ends of the tepals or petals. This is a good garden species with rhizomatous bulbs making for a good clump in time.
Lilium rosthornii is an uncommonly interesting lily from China.Three foot stems carry large, vivid orange flowers whose narrow petals are recurved into an impossible backbend. The exposed faces of the petals fairly bristle with polyp-like papillose projections while the revealed open throat displays a small dark green star.
Second generation plants from Steve Hootman's collection from Sichuan China and first time recorded in that province. Statuesque tall Lilies with scented big white trumpets colored outside in puce. Puce? That's never gonna sell. Stained outside in a soft Pinot Noir. Really nice plants.
Beautiful species from one of our collections in the mountains of Asia. Stately and refined on strong upright 4'-6' stems topped in creamy flowers whose recurved tepals are suffused in freshly churned butter yellow. These vary by clone and can be liberally speckled in fine maroon spots or these can be nearly absent. Kelly is a Libra and can't decide which he likes more while Sue is a Taurus and said we are going to sell a few while that Libra brain makes up its mind.
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