Our favorite of the Lilium davidii group, 'willmottiae' has a much more elegant flower with graceful arching stems. Having a tendency to wander underground for some distance before emerging, the underground portions of the stems readily produce bulblets at each internode. A native to the western Hupeh province of China, it naturally grows at higher elevations. Shown growing in a cool greenhouse.
Photo inset is of the Asiatic Hybrid 'Embarrassment' bred in Canada by R. Simonet. 'Embarrassment' is a grandaughter of L. davidii var. willmottiae