The three varieties of this lily are from upper Burma, western Yunnan and Siam.
L. primulinum var. burmaniacum grows 4-8 feet high, has two to seven medium-large, greenish-yellow Turk’s Capwith purple-flecked throat. Winter-hardy in England, provided it is grown in a sheltered .
L. primulinum var. ochraceum rises to a height of 4 feet, and has small, July-blooming, strongly reflexed wine-redwith green-ochre tips.
L. primulinum var. primulinum has self-coloured, primrose-yellow Turk’s Cap blooms.