This gorgeous lily from eastern Turkey to the Caucasus mountains in Russia, produces narrow hairy leaves in dense spiralled whorls around long strong stems which hold up to twenty or more large, perfumed, nodding yellow flowers, delicately marked inside with purple spots.
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:Caucasian lily
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Seeds / gram:90 (Approx)