Lilium pardalinum culture

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:26:49 PDT
Hi Janos,

My apologies for the misspelling of your name.  

Where I have seen them growing naturally in Northern California, they seem to 
receive much organic material
in the form of fallen leaves and debris, so I suspect they prefer acid soil.  My 
own backyard soil is fairly alkaline,
which they seem to tolerate, although I did add some organic material at 
planting 8-9 years ago.  Mine also
may receive benefit from the fallen leaf litter of adjacent growth, most 
of which I leave in place.   In zone 5 you
may wish to mulch heavily in Autumn, to protect from extreme hard Winter 
freezes, removing some or most of it when 

growth resumes in Spring. 

Ken Blackford
San Diego, California
USDA zone 10


Do they need acidic soil?


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