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Lilium nepalense

Lilium nepalense

As the name suggests this lily is from the Himalayas. A stunning species growing up to 90cm (3ft), bearing large, nodding, bicoloured flowers, creamy-apple-green on the outside and half of the interior, with the remainder a rich chocolate brown to crimson colour, beside which the orange stamens positively glow. Each stem can carry up to five recurved trumpets, opening in succession and with a delightful perfume. We find them easy to grow in cool shade, but they are often late to start into growth in spring and once growing need plenty of water.

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