liliiflora 'Reflorescens' x
Kosar, US National Arboretum, Washington DC,
(AGM 1993, 2002, removed 2012)
4m by 4m
10 year height/spread: 3.5m/2.5m
Upright red-purple buds open to flowers with 8-10 red-purple spatulate tepals, white inside,
opening to a conical shape up to 10cm across; fragrant: early May, steadily recurrent into July.
Foliage: acuminate rugose leaves averaging 12.5cm by 7.5cm with rusty tomentose petioles.
Recognise by: the rusty tomentose petioles and the flowers with 8 tepals; the late flowers.
Easy to root and grow. Flowers in 6 years from seed. Suitable for small gardens.
Location: Hindleap, Sussex, 1995
Photo: Mike Robinson