Lilium parryi

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 12:09:25 PDT

I have grown this plant for years and surprisingly it does well at much
lower elevations than it haunts in nature, at about 1000ft in the foothills
of the San Gabriel Mts. From winter to early spring they are 'dead pots'
and they are just waking up now. I use a mix of clean sand and peat with
some charcoal and find they do not like stale old soil or pots that are too
large relative to the root system.

The key is to not let the soil dry out at all. Mine stand in a shallow tray
of water but previously they were better off in regular pots that got
watered on sight, even if the soil seemed moist. Provide moderately bright
light. They seem to like a warm summer so that could be an issue where you


Dylan Hannon
Los Angeles CA

On 24 March 2012 10:54, Randall P. Linke <> wrote:

> On the topic of lily's, does anyone have experience growing this one, the
> lemon lily.
> The first time it bloomed our favorite cat ate the flowers.  I doubt that
> has anything to do with it, but it has seemed to diminish every year since
> and so far this year it is the only lily I have that has not emerged.  It
> was my wife's favorite, grew wild where she grew up, and I would like to
> get more but I want to be sure I know how to care for it properly.
> I currently live in the Monterey Bay region of California, USDA zone 9.
> Randy Linke
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