Description

Lilium canadense Linnaeus 1753

Origin:
North America, Canada; moist, grassy areas


Lilium canadense var. flavum in courtesy of Berthold Gross

Laboratory comment:
We received scales of the variation immaculatum, what stands for spotless, from Pontus Wallstén in spring 2021. It is about an extremely rare variation which likely doesn´t come true from seeds, hence it has an urgent use to clone it. We are expecting a likely different clone from Australia in 2022 but not sure if a crossing of both will be successful later.


Lilium canadense var. immaculatum Ruth Clas in courtesy of Della Cooper

Taxonomy:
Kews describe no infraspecifics although canadense owns an incredible variety of colors and patterns in its flowers. One is inclined to distinguish var. flavum, rubrum, coccineum, editorum (the latter listed separately) and clones which are anyhow in-between. Most of the flower-colours and patterns can be kept when acting carefully in the pollination and the expected colour-types usually come true from seeds. We are tried keeping the different clones/strains plainly apart from each other.

Propagation:
tissue-culturing Lilium canadense var. immaculatum Ruth Clas # 1 PW ´03.21 (LcanadRC1)
shooting (06.21)

product-image of var. rubrum in courtesy of Della Cooper