This is a little gem of a lily, only a foot (30cms) tall
and with glistening orange-scarlet turk's cap flowers in early summer. You don't expect them to be scented but
they are - of chocolate - so it is nice to have them accessible in a raised bed.
Formerly called L. tenuifolium, it comes from dry, stony Asian hillsides, so likes good drainage, but also
needs moisture, which is presumably why it is happy in fibrous soil in rainy Wales. It has survived for several
years with me, but is reputedly short-lived; I am told it is quick and easy to raise again from seed. We'll see. Z3