Lilium formosanum var pricei

Lilium-formosanum-var-pricei

Dwarf Formosa Lily, Lilium formosanum var pricei, is such a surprising lily with its full-size, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers to 8″ that have purple markings on the outside. The flowers are just above a diminuative clump of narrow, dark green leaves.  It grows 12 – 24″ tall in contrast to the species that tops out over 3 ft.  Unlike the species which is a late season bloomer, the dwarf Formosa lily blooms in spring.  Grow in sun to part shade in fertile, well-drained, moist soil. Hardy to -20 degrees F. The species is native to Taiwan.  Liliaceae

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