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Lilium nepalense
Common Name: Nepal Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Lilium nepalense
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This beautiful, rare lily has large, lime-green to yellow, bell-shaped, downward-facing, fragrant blooms with a dramatic deep burgundy throat and dark pollen. The stoloniferous bulb can travel underground but is not invasive. Widespread across the Himalayas. The trick to growing this plant treasure in our climate is to protect it from fall and winter wet - grow it outdoors under an overhang or in a well-drained bed below coniferous branches. Part shade, slightly acid soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Exposed positions amongst rocks and on open slopes, 2300-3500m. Plants are often found on limestone rocks and in bamboo thickets.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4'  Bloom TimeEarly Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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