Lilium nepalense (Nepal Lily)

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Lilium nepalense (Nepal Lily)

Zone: 7 - 9
Natural Range: Himalayas, Southern Tibet, China; Yunnan province. Nepal, Bhutan, Northern India
Soil: moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: part shade, Sun
Height: 2' - 4' tall

Attributes: Deciduous. Blooms summer.  Lilium nepalense has stoloniferous stems that form new bulbs in different spots than the original plant.  In a few years plants will form loose colonies with younger and older blooming sized bulbs. Flowers are recurved, white - greenish yellow with maroon - red center.

Notes:  Dr. Wallich's collectors discovered L. nepalense prior to 1820 in Nepal but it remains one of the least known of all species Lilies.  There are two other closely related species L. majoense and L. primulinum that are just as hard to find in cultivation.  Like all species Lilies keep bulbs and roots cool by planting among other perennials and shrubs.  The tops of the plants can take full sun.  In the wild Lilium nepalense grows on grassy slopes and woodland margins between 7,000 and 8,500 feet elevation.

Companion plants:  Arisaema, Podophyllum, Primula, ferns, Disporum, Trillium, Asarum, Peltaboykinia, Kirengeshoma, Aralia, Epimedium, Roscoea, Meconopsis, Rheum

Lilium nepalense (Nepal Lily)

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