A native of China and Japan, with white flowers,
four to six inches long, in demand as a forcing
bulb for the cut-flower market.
Lilium brownii, from China, is a more refined flower
of similar type.
Lilium regale, the Regal Lily from China, carries
up to eight or more tubular flowers.
Lilium giganteum, from the Himalayas, has the largest
bulbs of all, and six to twelve drooping tubular
flowers pure white suffused purple at the base.
Lilium giganteum and Lilium candidum require planting
so that the top of the bulbs lie level with the
earth’s surface; the former is a lover of
woodland conditions, and the latter prefers the
The remainder should be planted at a depth equal
to three times the diameter of the bulbs in a
well-drained soil rich in humus, but free from
fresh animal manure, and shaded by some low-growing
plant at the base.
Propagate by scales, offsets or from seed.
The flowering season is in summer.
See also : Lilies ,
Golden Rayed Lily