The first bulb of this lily arrived in a consignment of Golden-Rayed Lilies from Japan; its origin – if it is even a genuine variety – is often disputed.
The bulb is white and spherical. Theis 3 feet long, and bears scattered, lanceolate and erect, saucer-shaped blooms 5 inches in diameter. The August-flowering, recurved, heavily brown-spotted segments are small at the base and red-orangc with an apricot band along their centre. Best planted 4-6 inches deep in sunny or partially shaded positions.
L. wilsonii var. flavuni carries six to 10 primrose-yellow, red-purplc speckledon a stem 2 fect-2 feet 6 inches long. Brought into commerce under the name Marlyn Ross, (RHS-LYB 1962)