Bragging Rights ?

Adam Fikso
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:41:11 PDT
Jim?  How many predicted  flowers?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Waddick" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:57 PM
Subject: [pbs] Bragging Rights ?

> Dear Friends,
> I just went out to measure a self sown seedling of Lilium 
> lancifolium that measures from the ground to tip of the flower scape 
> 90 inches (228.6 cm).
> This single bulb is growing in a clump of Paeonia ostii and 
> adjacent to a planted clump of diploid L. lancifolium planted years 
> ago.  The diploid form of this species is less common in cultivation 
> than the typical triploid 'Tiger Lily'.  Bulbs were obtained from 
> Heronswood and have seeded around lightly as well as producing 
> aerial/stem bulbils. Plants usually bloom in the range of 4 to 5 feet.
> I can only guess that this single towering giant was 
> influenced by our heavy spring rains this year and growing in a clump 
> of shrubs that provide some shade to the bulb and the bulb stays a 
> bit cooler. The thirsty peonies may also provide some extra good 
> drainage. The lily towers over the peonies.
> At 2 1/2 yards tall it has just opened its first of numerous 
> flowers so was ripe to measure: it won't get much taller now.
> Although I claim 'bragging rights', as a self sown seed I had 
> little do with it. It is a magnificent specimen.
> Enjoying this weedy lily. Best Jim W.
> -- 
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
> Ph.    816-746-1949
> Zone 5 Record low -23F
> Summer 100F +
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