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Lilium mackliniae


Lilium mackliniae is a rare, distinctive species with downward-facing, bell-like blooms in white and pink. Naturally small bulbs.

Lilium mackliniae is a rare species in cultivation and in the wild found naturally only in a small geographical area in northeastern India where it is endangered. It was first discovered by Frank Kingdom Ward in 1946 and named for his second wife, Jean Macklin. The unique, large, downward-facing, bell-like blooms are usually white to pale pink on the inside and darker pink on the outside and are borne 1-7 flowers per stalk. Grow in rich, evenly moist, somewhat acidic soils high in organic matter in part sun to shade. These are naturally small bulbs.

Common Name: Shirui Lily

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Steep grassy slopes from 2290 to 2440 metres.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

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