Lilies
Jean Allsopp, Van Chaplin, Joseph De Sciose

The Life of a Lily

Tough as a mule, big as imagination, pretty as a summer dress, eternal as the sky. Those words describe crinum lilies -- also called hot country lilies. Forever, it seems, gardeners have cultivated, swapped, and rhapsodized about these bulbs, according them nearly legendary status. Among the first to be extensively hybridized, crinums' imposing blooms, gigantic bulbs, and sweet scent have captivated flower lovers for years. Yet, today, few people know anything about them. We'd like to change that.








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