L. Henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily

<font size=2>L. Henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily
L. Henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily
Item# L8021

Lily Bulb Description

Flower Description: (L. henryi is a Chinese native) The rare and beautiful yellow color form of Lilium henryi has not been often seen in commerce. Though quite beautiful, and easily grown, its main drawback is a stem that usually needs staking. For this reason, commercial breeders held little interest, which probably accounts for it not being as commonly offered as its orange counterpart. When left undisturbed, bulbs in excess of 25 inches in circumference and three to five pounds, with stems exceeding 8 feet, are not unusual. Debate has gone on for years over the true species status of L. henryi var. citrinum. Some believe it to be a true color variant of L. henryi and others believe it to be a sport that showed up in the garden decades ago. After growing this lovely lily since about 1982, we are in the "natural color variant camp".

Lilium henryi citrinum likes a well drained, fertile garden loam and full sun.

Very limited supply for Fall 2018 delivery.

Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Species Lily Bulb cultivar range from 16/18 cm to Exhibition-size» (over 20 cm, usually depending on age. Click here for details.

Classification: Lilium Species Lily Bulb (USDA Zones 5-10, the colder climates of this range require winter mulching)

Stock #L8021 - 'L. henryi var. Citrinum' - Species (Wild) Lily Bulb

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