A fine sight, walking past the rock garden and looking up at the rock mounds populated with the spreading Lilium lankongense. The spread through the area is via long runners. In its native habitat on limestone scree on the NW flank of the Little Snow Mountain in Zhongdian, SW China it spreads easily. The stems can reach two metres although these are the exception rather than the rule. Fragrant flowers, single and broadly spaced are held pendulous in a raceme. The reflexed tepals; pink with red spots to the sides reveal the orange anthers.