Lilium speciosum rubrum ‘Uchida’ $5.50/3 for $15
A select form of the species with a fascinating history. Rose-pink blooms fading to white at the edges are one of the last lilies to bloom in the garden. During the war years, Hirotaka Uchida and his eldest son, Machao, had been ordered by the Imperial Japanese Government to destroy their ornamental plant farm and to grow potatoes for the army. They defied those orders and kept bulbs of ‘Uchida’ hidden until after the war. 4-5 feet tall, blooming mid- to late summer.