Wild Lily: L. kongense Franchet 1892

Occurs at heights of about 10,000 feet in the alpine and subalpine areas of north-western Yunnan. Delavay first found it in 1886 at Lankung, about 20 miles north-west from the Tali lake, similar to L. duchartrei.

White, ovoid bulbs measuring 1-4; inches; two-foot stem, stoloniform at base; up to 15 fine-scented, delicate-pink, pendant, practically unspotted Turk’s Cap flowers, which darken with age; racemose inflorescence, flowers during July.

Not difficult in cultivation, but needs partially shaded position in light, damp soils.

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