Lilium bolanderi update

Max Withers
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:24:07 PST
Bill, I don't have much to add beyond Ken Hixson's usefully specific 
information on temp. requirements for the western American lilies. I may 
have gotten lucky with this as well, as we've had an unusually high 
accumulation of chill hours this year (831 hrs. to date; avg. appears to 
be 400-500). Nov.-Feb. diurnal temp. variation averaged 19 degrees F. I 
don't know how well you can approximate that in Victoria. Our "first 
storm" was October 10, second storm Nov. 10.

I imagine that many but not all wild populations are under snow cover 
for most of the winter.

One thing I forgot to mention: L. bolanderi appeared within a few days 
of some L. pardalinum that I also stratified in vain last spring, and 
put out for the first storm.

Good Luck!
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 11:31:06 +1100
> From: "Bill Richardson" <>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Lilium bolanderi update
> I have just obtained seed of this species here in Oz. and your information 
> will be invaluable in helping me determine how to germination here and when.
> Any further info would be considered greatfully.
> regards,
> Bill Richardson

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