This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This magnificent Lily, raised by Mr. Francis Parkman, between L. aura-tuni and L. speciosum, and to which we have referred in our pages, is the subject of a beautiful colored plate in the London Florist and Pomohgist for March. We may give some idea of it by saying that it looks like a highly colored L. lan-cifolium rubrum, only double the size of any ordinarily seen.
There seems to be a fatality about the spelling of the name. The Gardener's Chronicle in first describing it accidentally made it Packmani,- and now the F. and P. has it Parkmanni. It should be Parkmani.