Lily Bulb Description
A late flowering species, Lilium callosum was discovered by Mr. Henry in the Tangtse gorges. Having perhaps the widest range of any the Asian species, bulbs of Lilium callosum are rarely found in commerce. An excellent candidate for well drained rock gardens, the small nickel sized brick to orange-red turk's cap flowers carry a delightful fragrance and seems to be rather resistant to virus infection. Easily grown from seed. Sorry, we have been unable to locate our close up photo, there are thousands of slides yet to go through. Shown is an old, early 1960's photo provided by Ed McRae many years ago.