Lily (Lilium longiflorum var. longiflorum) in the Lilies Database

Botanical names:
Lilium longiflorum var. longiflorum Accepted
Lilium longiflorum var. takeshima Synonym
Lilium longiflorum var. eximium Synonym
Lilium longiflorum var. insulare Synonym
Lilium longiflorum var. nobile Synonym
Lilium longiflorum var. vittatum Synonym
Lilium longiflorum var. wilsonii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Species lilies will come true from seed; cultivars and hybrids will not.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Bulb scaling.

A group of Blooms in my Garden.

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Posted by FleudeLisCanna (Tenterfield NSW Australia) on Jan 24, 2015 7:06 PM

Lilium longiflorum var. longiflorum, originating in Japan, is a beautiful and easy-care white lily to add to your garden. It is often referred to as the "Easter Lily."

It is a hermaphrodite and produces true from seed, although it takes a few years to reach flowering maturity.
Distribution is now worldwide, but it did become very scarce after the 1940s and valuable during WWII.

Easy to grow from root division from a larger clump, or from the bountiful seeds it produces after flowering.
The seeds will readily spread by wind, as they are very light. Some "high" country areas in Nth NSW, Australia (known as the New England because of its cold winters and its temperate springs and summers) have them growing along the highway where they have escaped from gardens and have naturalized over the last 120 years.
If you do not want excess lily plants coming up throughout your garden, it is advisable to remove the seed pods before ripening.

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FleudeLisCanna From January 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
I have had this species Lilim growing for a number of years. My original (very large) root/corm division came from an extremely old garden that sadly no longer exists, due to road development in the area of the highway where it was. Both the house & gardens were long ago demolished.

Many plants from the garden 'escaped', including the liliums as they naturalise' very easily due to the nature of their many, many seeds.

I also have other hybrid liliums in my garden in close proximity to these .. I am collecting seeds & bulbils from all of them in the hope of some interesting crosses. I might find out in a year or two, or three or four!

Anyone else trying this? What have your results been?
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