Monday, May 31, 2010

Lilium Regale

This lily is a species and is also known as the Regal lily. It was discovered by British botanist E. H. Wilson in Western China and introduced in England in 1903.

This lily have trumpet shaped flowers with sweet fragrance that is even stronger at night. It is white in color with yellow throat and pink reverse. The flowers measured 5 inches long.

This is the lily bulb that I have acquired from Lurvey's Garden. It is about 2.5 feet tall as it has already sprouted when I got it. Come next year it will reset its clock and it will attain its real height. My other Regal lilies that were planted in spring of last year had grown to about 4-5 feet tall and their buds are about the size of an almond.


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Lily said...

Thank you.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's a beautiful lily. I'll bet that's a parent of the Black Dragon strain lilies that I have. Thanks for your input about my Cobra lilies. The foliage is looking a bit more normal with the warmer weather, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Lily said...

Yes it is a beautiful lily.

Maybe it is Black Dragon's parent or maybe Lilium Leucanthum. I see some resemblance with Leucanthum.

I was reading a lily book and it said that stunted growth or mottling of the leaves does not necessarily mean a virus is present. Sometimes it is due to deficiency in essential minerals.

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