Lilies of China

r de vries
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:15:13 PDT
Lilium rosthornii is like henryi but grows shorter (~2-3 feet), has a strong stem that does not need staking (!) and blooms 2-3 weeks later than henryi.  it should be a great lily for hybridizing work .


--- On Tue, 7/27/10, James Waddick <> wrote:

From: James Waddick <>
Subject: [pbs] Lilies of China
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:39 AM

Dear Friends,
    I read the newest 'Bulb Garden'* with interest as always, especially the cover article on Quarryhill Gardens and Chinese lilies, but was sort of surprised to  miss mention of Lilium rosthornii. This is apparently rather uncommon in nature and some literature references suggest it is simply a form of the closely related L. henryi.

    Mine just happens to be blooming now and I wonder how widely this is grown. I got mine directly from China a few years ago and it has slowly developed into a few blooming stems.

    Appreciate comments from liliophiles.        Best        Jim W.

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