Sat, 14 May 2005 08:30:45 PDT
Dear all,

Just to add my two cents' worth on hot-climate-lily discussion.

The older gardens here in Yuma are full of old, established clumps of what appears to be Lilium longiflorum.  They have been blooming up a storm for the past month and appear to be going dormant now.  That's not too unusual; a lot of "warm-season" plants (like sunflowers) grow during our cooler winters.

I've been reading how many commercial lilies like the Easter lily are irretrievably virused.  These plants don't seem to have any of the telltale streaking and are quite floriferous, although rather short.  Plants that aren't tough and vigorous don't usually survive our summers, whether dormant or not.

Shawn Pollard
Yuma, AZ

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