Common name: Regal lily
Plant Classification: Hardy bulb
Minimum Height: 90 cm
Maximum Height: 1.2 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 15+
This beautiful plant produces 6 inch long funnel or trumpet shaped, large, white, yellow-throated flowers, flushed purple outside. They are very strongly fragrant, especially at night. The plant is stem-rooting, leaves being borne at irregular intervals on the stem, and in good conditions plants can grow to 2 meters or more, although 1 to 1.5 meters is more common in the garden. This lily was originally discovered by Ernest Henry Wilson in 1903 in western Szechuan in China.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
This lily was originally discovered by Ernest Henry Wilson in 1903