Wild Lily: L. taliense Franchet 1892

Named after the Tali Range in north-eastern Yunnan. Resembles L. duchartrei both in shape and in the colour of its nodding, white, purple-speckled, Turk’s Cap flowers. It is equally strongly scented, but differs from L. duchartrei in two respects: its racemose inflorescence; and the dark-purple nectary furrows in the centre of each petal.

Multiplied on a large scale from seed by Jan de GraafF. Appears to be suitable for breeding, particularly with the Harlequin hybrids (L. cernuum x Midcentury hybrids).

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.