P. The Mariposa lily, as this is popularly named, is very attractive, with yellow, lilac or rose flowers, some with striking blotches. It grows to about 18 in. but is a difficult plant, demanding a very warm soil. It is tulip-like in character and should be planted in autumn, 3 in. deep in a bed of leaf mould and sand, placed in a sunny position and built up above surrounding level to secure drainage. Weather through winter by straw covering. After flowering in June-July store till October and then replant. Increase by offsets when the bulbs are lifted.

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