We discovered these hardy, beautiful and useful Lilies while traveling in the Xian region of China. Very popular delicacies in that area, they are used in a wide variety of dishes. Besides having either edible bulbs or flowers, they are also very attractive perennials and will complement any garden.
Lanzho Lily
Lilium davidii var. unicolor
This very attractive lily is prized for its bright red flowers and large, delicious bulbs. Crunchy and sweet, they can be used like water chestnuts in stir-fries and soups. A hardy perennial, Lanzho Lily reaches 12-18” in height and can be grown where temperatures fall as low as minus 20°F. 7510
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