Lilium candidum
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 12:30:11 PDT
Dear all,
I am from Italy. Here L. candidum is known as St. Anthony's  lily as the max anthesis is about 13 of June (in this day we celebrate the saint, patron saint of Padua). It'i widespread in the old gardens with masses of scented flowers. They grow partially exposed to sun and summer droughts. I live in zone 8.
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Date      : Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:31:37 -0700
Subject : Re: [pbs] Lilium candidum

> A few comments on this species, which is just about to open its flowers here:
> >virtually alone among lilies, Lilium
> >candidum requires dry summer conditions.
> Well, not that virtually alone; there are a number of western American 
> species that are adapted to dry summers (though not all of them -- some 
> grow naturally on streambanks or even in marshes).
> >You know that the bulbs should be just tucked under the ground or even left
> >partially exposed, don't you?
> That is quite important. Detached scales here have become covered with 
> fallen leaves and grown well where they fell, without being "planted" at all.
> As for cultivation, Edward McRae ("Lilies," 1998) recommends dividing and 
> replanting in July, just after the leaves and stems wither.
> This species is particularly susceptible to Botrytis infection in wet 
> spring weather and is much attacked by slugs. Commercial stocks are likely 
> to be infected with viruses if propagated vegetatively. It is, however, 
> fairly easy to grow from seed, flowering in about 4 years.
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA
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