fawn lily

Max Withers maxwithers@gmail.com
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:29:18 PDT
Richard, I tried several species of west coast Erythronium from seed in
Oakland, and they were not easy to germinate. I seem to recall at 4 months
of stratification, and that was for the coast range species (I think
helenae, citrinum, and californicum). I'd be interested to hear of a better
method... although I suppose it's academic now that I live in Texas.

On the bright side, a mass of what I took to be unhappy Agapanthus in my
new yard revealed itself as Hippeastrum x johnsonii last week, which I hear
is a local passalong plant. Where there are Amaryllids, there is hope!

Interestingly, it seems to bloom a month later in California:

Max Withers
Austin TX

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 6:29 PM, richard <xerics@cox.net> wrote:

> I'm happy for you. I have been trying to germinate seed for several years
> now with nary a one. I thought that perhaps my winters were too warm so the
> last batch spent a few months in the refrigerator at 40 degrees F. Still
> nothing. Any Pointers?
> Richard Wagner
> Vista CA
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> Subject: [pbs] fawn lily
> Erythronium revolutum, pink fawn lily, is widely distributed in western
> north america. I have two different groups from wild collected seeds in my
> yard, and the differences in bloom time are striking. The lowland-source
> plants, 200 ft elevation, are in flower now. The mountain-source plants,
> 2800 ft elevation, have just appeared above ground, and will probably
> flower
> in 3-4 weeks. The accidental plus is the extension of flowering period for
> this species in my garden from these two very different collections.
> Also in flower now is E. tuolumnensem, bright yellow; about to open is E.
> helenae, which has gone from upright to hooked bud over several weeks.
> Several others have buds among the foliage, and are a few weeks from full
> flowering, including E. oreganum. Dave Brastow gave me a seedling of this
> species several years ago, and I'm very pleased that I have not managed to
> kill it off.
> I am hoping for seeds this year from several clumps, and have already got
> wire mesh protection in place to keep the deer from eating the developing
> seed heads.
> The surprise this spring was finding a flowering Scoliopus hallii clump. I
> had planted it years ago, it was eaten the next year, I assumed it was
> dead,
> but no, years later, it's growing well, producing offsets and flowering.
> Plants are amazingly tough.
> Kathleen
> Kathleen Sayce
> PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters
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