Lilium martagon from seed

John Bryan
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 10:19:09 PDT
Dear Diana

Lilium martagon can be sown in a mix of vermiculite and sphagnum peat of
in just vermiculite. The medium should be moist but not saturated. sow 2
ounces in 0.5 gallon of medium. mix seed and medium well, then place in
a plastic bag with top open and store in the dark at 60 to 70 F, ( 15 to
21 C) for two or three months. Then place in 50F (10C) for some 3 weeks,
then cold storage, some 34F (1 C ) for at least 12 weeks. Then plant in
spring covering about 1/2 inch deep. Or you can sow in seed flats in
late July or August in the northern hemisphere. When in the following
spring the seedlings can be easily handled, you can pot them up or line
them out in well prepared soil. Grow on 'till of good size when they can
be planted out Hope this helps. If you wish to try it you can prepare a
fine seed bed outdoors and cover the seed with 1/2 inch of soil mix and
grow them on that way. For all lily growers I suggest a copy of Edward
Austin McRae's book LILIES published by Timber Press would be a sound
investment. Cheers, John E. Bryan

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