Lilium candidum, etc
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:39:59 PDT
John Bryan wrote:

>[the]Cascade Strain is far  superior.

PLEASE tell us where we can get seed of this? I would like to have masses of
L. candidum, which should do well in this arid limestone soil, rather like
its home in Greece (and nearly as hot at present!).

At the end of June the RHS is holding an international lily conference in
London, which I am looking forward to immensely and hope to learn how to
grow these wonderful plants better. The western USA species allied to L.
pardalinum from damper sites seem to grow very well throughout the UK, but
the drylanders such as L. washingtonianum are difficult. The minor segregate
from L. pardalinum known as 'pitkinense' is particularly easy and I have
flowered it in the second year from sowing.

At present, naturalized stocks of L. monadelphum and L. martagon from the
plantings of H.J. Elwes are in flower here, while more recently planted
L.pyrenaicum in both yellow & orange (var. rubrum) forms is fading.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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