Lilium pardalinum culture

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:45:30 PDT
Lilium pardalinum grows where I live. Even though we don't have 
summer rainfall, plants are often found growing in wet spots. One of 
our favorite spots to view it, it is growing almost in the river. I 
believe this species has a wide range so it is possible that plants 
grown from seed would vary in hardiness depending on where the seed 
came from. Soils here are mostly acidic because of high 
rainfall.  Many of the plants you see in the wild are growing in 
shade and I have some planted in my garden that bloom reliably in 
shade.  I've also been able to grow this species successfully in deep 
pots. They are coming up now. So if you are growing them in 
containers, you could protect them. Mine also get some summer water, 
but not a lot, while in growth. Last year they did especially well in 
the ground, but we had a lot of rain and rain late so Ken's comment 
about watering them well until they bloom makes sense. They usually 
bloom here late June, early July and there is rarely rain in June and 
almost never rain in July.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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