Griffiths article

clayton3120 clayton3120
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:56:05 PST
I guess those who have seen or grown this cultivar( Lilium longiflorus v.
Harissii  each have their own recollection of what it's supposed to look
like, as I have mine.
I remember it being a rather tall variety, large flowered, but lots of
them, with a somewhat flattened chalice.    To combat the height, for pot
forcing, an old timer grower told of grinding up foliage of Asparagus
plumosus and adding to the potting mix to keep the height somewhat in
check.  That was the technology at the time.
Rick K

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 4:32 AM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Griffiths mentions that even in his time the stocks of this lily were
> mixed. Evidently people were raising seedlings and passing them off as
> 'Harrisii'.
> He also mentions that by raising seedlings of Lilium longiflorum, one got
> a range of plants among which were examples matching most of the known
> cultivars.
> Jim McKenney
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