Lily bulbs from B&D Lilies® are garden tested. Orienpet lily bulbs, Trumpet, Orientals and Asiatic lilies, when planted in spring, will bloom spectacularly this coming summer.
'L. brownii' (Lilium)
Lily Bulb Description
A difficult garden subject seemingly lost to commerce, Lilium brownii is believed to have first come to England from the islands of the Korean Archipelago, and the province of Kwanso, China in the 1830's. Lilium brownii could once be found in most turn of the 19th century English gardens.
Prone to basil rot and virus infection, even commercially produced bulbs rarely lasted more than a season or two in the garden. The large trumpet shaped, white flowers are purple-pink to brown on the outside and are carried on 3 to 4 foot stems.
A 1964 wholesale listing by Edgar Kline had this lily priced at two dollars each (about 1/2 tank of gas in those days) whereas more "common" lilies such as Lilium pumilum or Lilium pardalinum could be purchased at eighteen cents each (a gallon of gas) when purchased by the hundred. Even for the experts back then, this was a most difficult lily and was priced as such.
(Photo courtesy of the late Edgar Kline)
Welcome to B&D Lilies®
First in Garden Lilies™ since 1978.
This site was updated on Monday, December 10, 2018.
Read our B&D Lilies® Garden BLOG! Learn about creating deer "booby-traps", dealing with family pets in the garden, emergency transplanting and other timely tips. "LIKE" us on our Facebook page and stay updated. (New windows will open so you do not lose your place on our website.)
Don't miss out, register for our free newsletter!
TELEPHONE: 360-765-4341 (M-F, 9-5, Pacific time).
Our e-mail address:
(Please indicate your location so we may better serve you. E-mail is generally answered within 24 hours. To slow down spam from automatic "email harvesters", we have removed the automatic link, please copy and paste the above address into your email program to send us a message. Thank you.)
©2002-2018 B&D Lilies®, all rights reserved.