Embracing the history of many countries, Liliums are named after a Celtic word that means whiteness, and according to an age-old Christian legend, the first lily “sprang from the tears of Eve as she went from Eden.”
The species we offer are easily grown in just about any garden of Eden with well drained soil and a sunny spot. Excellent as cut flowers, Lilies should be picked as soon as they open. In the fall, you can cut the stems back when the foliage turns brown, which allows the bulbs to store up much-needed nourishment.
Hailing from the mountainous meadows in India’s Nada region via the German seed company Jelitto, this seed-grown offering is touted as the marquis of the genus for its simple elegance. Dark glistening buds and large draped deep rose flowers, fashioned with lovely flared petals, are gracefully poised above a diminutive stand of sturdy upright stalks and handsome, linear dark green leaves. Thrilled by cool, light shade and adequately moist, humus-rich soil, Manipur Lily will flourish under Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliant’, but sulks in hot dry environs.
Size: 2-1/4' – 3' 0" high x 12" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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