Griffiths article

clayton3120 clayton3120
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:01:43 PST
Hi Jim,
Love, Just love these titles, and sources.  I wouldn't imagine anyone is
out there growing Bermuda Lilies anymore.  Did those back in the 60's , and
would LOVE to get my hands on a bulb or 2 these days.
Rick K

On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Rick and others, if you liked that, check these other Griffiths' titles
> out:
> A Score of Easily Propagated Lilies, circular 23, March 1928. The lilies
> treated are Madonna lily, Nankeen lily, Easter lily, Regal lily, Umbellatum
> lily, Orange lily, Thunberg lily, Redstar lily (L. concolor), Tiger lily,
> Leopard lily, Lemon lily (few now would call this easily propagated),
> Huboldt lily, Turk's cap lily (L.superbum), Columbia lily, Canada
> lily,Coral lily, Martagon lily, Hanson lily, Henry lily and Speciosum
> lily..
> The Madonna Lily, Department Bulletin 1331, May 1925: from this I learned
> that there was once a successful business growing Madonna lilies here in
> Maryland!
> The Regal Lily, Department Bulletin 1459, December 1926
> Some Hybrid Martagon Lilies, Circular 299, December 1933. This treats not
> the European Lilium martagon and its hybrids but rather is an account of
> the development of what came to be known as the Bellingham Htybrid
> lilies.  Three ounces of seed purchased from Carl Purdy in 1919 yielded
> 3000 plants. From these three thousand plants, eleven were selected for
> propagation and introduction.  The circular includes  includes color plates
> of the inner tepals of ten of the hybrids  and a plate showing the full
> flower of an eleventh hybrid,  "Peter Puget' .
> The Production of the Easter Lily in Northern Cimates, Professional Paper,
> August 1921
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, probably about 10 miles
> north of David Griffiths' home in Washington, D.C.
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