Lilium is a large genus in the Liliaceae family. This wiki page is for the Asiatic Section from D-K.
Other Lilium sections and hybrids are linked below.
American Section A-M - American Section N-Z - Candidum Section - Dauricum Section - Martagon Section - Oriental Section - Trumpet Section - Lilium Hybrids - Lilium Index
Lilium davidii is a lily from China. It flowers in summer and has orange flowers that are spotted. This bulb is eaten in China. Photos #1 and 2 taken by Ron Parsons of plants in Mary Gerritsen's garden. Photos 3 to 5 from Darm Crook.
Variety macranthum is 6 feet high.
Variety unicolor, syn. variety davidii, syn. Lilium sutchuenense is shorter than the type at around 3 feet and has less pronounced spotting. Photos by Darm Crook.
Variety willmottiae is more elegant with a longer flower stalk and leaves that are not hairy; the flowers are orange red with chestnut brown spots compared to scarlet with black spots in the type. It was named by the plant hunter E. H. Wilson for his patron Ellen Willmott. The first three photos taken by Mary Sue Ittner. Photo 4 of a stand of this variety was taken by Darm Crook. Photo 5 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén.
Lilium duchartrei This lily is from China; it grows 50 cm to 100 cm (24 to 48 inches) tall, is nicely scented. The florets are held on long graceful pedicels. It is easy to tell from Lilium lankongense as it has an umbel inflorescence and the flowers base colouration is white. It seems to prefer an alkaline based soil over acidic. Photos 1-4 submitted by Darm Crook, photo 5 of bulbs by Pontus Wallstén.
Lilium fargesii is found in the Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces of China on forested slopes at 1400-2300 metres. It was named after the French missionary Paul G Farges, by the botanist Adrien René Franchet in 1892, however it only appeared in cultivation in the West around the end of the 20th. century. It is a small and slender species with grass like leaves. Up to six scented flowers are born in a raceme. Photo 1 by John Lykkegaard Johansen. Photo 2 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén.
Lilium henrici is a lily that likes wet conditions, it comes from Yunnan in China, growing at around 3000 m. It was named for Prince Henri d'Orleans. One synonym is Nomocharis henrici. The mature bulb is 4-5 inches in diameter and tinted red. Photo of a seedling bulb by Pontus Wallstén.
Lilium henryi is from China and flowers well in New Jersey. It has multiplied in a sunny position. Photo 1 by Arnold Trachtenberg. Photos 2 and 3 by Janos Agoston. Photo 4 of a bulb by Pontus Wallstén. Photo 5 by Isabelle Fleming.
Lilium henryi var. citrinum Wallace. I do believe the jury is still out on this Lilium's status as a true variety of L. henryi. It is reported to have appeared spontaneously in garden settings of North America. The attributes and growth patterns of L. henryi apply equally to this lilium. Three photos by Darm Crook
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