Lilium candidum, etc

John Bryan
Tue, 15 Jun 2004 09:35:09 PDT
Dear John:

I do not know where you can get seed of Lilium Cascade Strain. May I
suggest you contact the North American Lily Society and perhaps someone
may have seed. As it is a selection made some years ago, I doubt if seed
would be available and obtaining bulbs would be the way to go.
Propagation is not that difficult from scales, but time is needed for
these to flower. You might give Ed McRae a call, at 503 668-6443 I think
you have to dial other numbers in front. I just called Ed, he was not at
home so I left a message. It could be he will be at the Lily Conference
in London, seek him out and ask him. Sorry I can not be of greater help
to you. Cheers, John E. Bryan wrote:
> John Bryan wrote:
> >[the]Cascade Strain is far  superior.
> PLEASE tell us where we can get seed of this? I would like to have masses of
> L. candidum, which should do well in this arid limestone soil, rather like
> its home in Greece (and nearly as hot at present!).
> At the end of June the RHS is holding an international lily conference in
> London, which I am looking forward to immensely and hope to learn how to
> grow these wonderful plants better. The western USA species allied to L.
> pardalinum from damper sites seem to grow very well throughout the UK, but
> the drylanders such as L. washingtonianum are difficult. The minor segregate
> from L. pardalinum known as 'pitkinense' is particularly easy and I have
> flowered it in the second year from sowing.
> At present, naturalized stocks of L. monadelphum and L. martagon from the
> plantings of H.J. Elwes are in flower here, while more recently planted
> L.pyrenaicum in both yellow & orange (var. rubrum) forms is fading.
> John Grimshaw
> Dr John M. Grimshaw
> Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens
> Sycamore Cottage
> Colesbourne
> Nr Cheltenham
> Gloucestershire GL53 9NP
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