Lilium davidii

Tony Avent
Wed, 16 Jun 2010 04:28:40 PDT

We grow a number of different forms of Lilium davidii.  The Chinese Grocery
Store form only gets 18-24" tall and doesn't fall over…

The Dutch grown form reached 3-4' tall and must be staked…

L. davidii v. willmottiae is similar to the Dutch form, reaching 3-4' tall
and must be staked…

L. davidii v. macranthum is the tallest at 6-7' tall.  Because the flowers
are smaller, it usually stands up without staking……

I hope this helps.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three
times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:13 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Lilium davidii

Dear Friends,
	Back to bulbs.

	I have grown Lilium davidii from Chinese edible bulbs originating in
Gansu Province.  Gansu claims to have the most delicious form of the

	It just never gets very big although it blooms and winters over. Is
this species really better suited to Zone 6 or 7 where it can reach its
potential height of of 5 to 7 ft?

	I am lucky to get a few flowers per stem, but I know it can make
many per stem.

	What success do others have with this edible geophyte?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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