Lily Stratification

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:08:02 PST
Question for lily stratifiers

All three are fresh collections of L. columbianum and L. washingtonianum. These are 'immediate cool hypogeal' species and were warm stratified 30 days at 50 deg f then the last 2 weeks at 40 deg F. All have begun putting out a radical some reaching considerable length with signs of leaf shoot on a few. They're growing now in mesh bags buried in moist peat. Otherwise their condition is very nice, no mold.

Earlier this fall in October I field planted the same collections and this is a test to try stratification and tray planting. These radicals seem rather fragile. Is it time to move them to flats and continue chilling for another 60 days before placing outside?…

Rich Haard
Bellingham, Washington


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