Nankeen Lily

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The Nankeen lily (Lilium testaceum) is a hybrid between Lilium candidum and Lilium chalcedonicum
Lilium testaceum Lindl.
(Facing p. 221.)

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The Nankeen lily (Lilium testaceum) is a hybrid between Lilium candidum and Lilium chalcedonicum, in the family Liliaceae. It is described as follows in Edward’s Botanical Register[1]:

It is a handsome frame or half-hardy bulb, growing best when planted out in a cold pit, where the bulbs can be kept dry during winter […] The plant grows from one to four feet high, according to the strength or size of the bulbs and flowers, from July to September, according to the manner in which it is treated.

  1. ^ Edwards, Sydenham Teast; Lindley, John. The Botanical register, Vol. 29. London: James Ridgway, 1843, item 11.
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