Lilly seeds and bulbs

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 17 May 2005 15:51:04 PDT
You are very good, John! I was perusing the Yucca Do website to see if  
they had any new offerings listed on their website and, lo and behold,  
they just started listing Lilium brownii as a web exclusive!  
(Maybe they lurk on PBS and read your posting and decided to offer  
it...)   ;-)

Y10-18 Lilium brownii
Zone 5 to 10 Native to China Grows to 36" tall

A new lily for the south! The trumpet group of lilies are best suited  
to the heat of the lower South. In China in 2003 we saw this species  
growing at low elevation on rocky ledges, hanging over deep river cuts  
with tall mountains looming overhead. Here it has adapted easily to the  
sandy soils of southeastern Texas under tall pines. We are offering 2  
year old bulbils, boy this is a fast growing lily!

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On May 13, 2005, at 11:41 PM, <> wrote:
> Lee Poulsen wrote:
> Also, having been numerous times to Honshu, Japan in their summers and
>> a couple of times to southern China in their summer, it is very very
>> warm and humid there at that time. Might those places also have native
>> Lily species that could either take or even enjoy a similar kind of
>> weather in Texas or the southern states of the U.S.? And what might
>> some of those species be?
> What about Lilium brownii? That is a southern Chinese species, very
> unsatisfactory in the UK.
> John Grimshaw

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