Diane Whitehead
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:02:49 PST

Thank you for the detailed information about Nomocharis.

The only lily that thrives for me is szovitzianum which I grew from  
seed in 1976.  It hasn't increased, though.  It is still just one  
plant. I suspect that successful lily growers would use the word  
"survive" instead of "thrive". Oh, mackliniae does OK too, and a  
couple of seedling martagons.

I am probably one of the best customers the RHS Lily Group seed  
exchange has, and every year I plant more seedling lilies behind a  
deer fence.

I can't see Nomocharis liking it here, though.  They might make it  
over in Vancouver which gets two or three times as much rain as  
Victoria, and where Meconopsis will grow.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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