LILIUM OXYPETALUM var. INSIGNE
This beautiful, nomocharis-like lily from the Himalaya, (indeed some rate it as a nomocharis), has deliciously-scented, pendulous, delicately marked, tulip-like pink flowers flowers, which darken as they age. This plant is the easiest to cultivate of the choice, dwarf, Himalayan lilies, and is good in permanently moist, half-shaded sites, perhaps in a peat garden or amongst shrubs or small trees. Few good seeds collected.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Nomocharis oxypetala
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)