Lily seeds and bulbs

Darren Sage
Fri, 13 May 2005 17:26:27 PDT
Thank you John.

Does anybody have seeds or corms of these they could export to Mexico?

Kind regards


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>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Lily seeds and bulbs
>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 22:23:31 +0100
>The most southerly Lilium species is L. neilgherrense from the Nilgiri 
>of south-western India, somewhere about 11-12 degrees North of the equator.
>It is a big-flowered white trumpet species, but I don't know if its is
>cultivation.  Next most southerly is probably L. philippinense from the
>mountains of north-central Luzon, about 16 deg N. It is pure white with a
>very long tube to the flower. It is closely related to L. formosanum & like
>it can flower within the year from seed. It is not very hardy in the UK, as
>it keeps pushing up new growths, but is very easy in a pot in the
>The southern Japanese species L. longiflorum, L. nobilissimum & L.
>alexandrae are also suitable for warm conditions.
>John Grimshaw
>Dr John M. Grimshaw
>Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens
>Sycamore Cottage
>Nr Cheltenham
>Gloucestershire GL53 9NP
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "arnold trachtenberg" <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Lilly seeds and bulbs
> > Jane:
> >
> > I can't tell you where I read it but it seems lilies are strictly (
> > naturally occurring)  a northern hemisphere genus.   I would also be
> > interested in how close to the equator lilies  occur naturally.
> >
> > Arnold
> >
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