Lillium formosanum

Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 18:37:35 PST

I am assuming that the seeds that Joe is offering is of Lilium formosanum 
(not formosum). This tall elegant lily is very quick blooming from seed 
(one to two years) and in my Mediterranean climate has done really well 
with not much summer water, no feeding and a lot of rain in winter. My 
first seeds came from a BX offering. I understand this species has 
naturalized in South Africa so I suppose I should worry about it, but this 
doesn't seem to be happening in my garden. New seedlings seem to replace 
plants that are no longer there. I had a couple of the short form, but they 
seem to have disappeared, whereas the tall ones continue to please me every 
year. So I recommend it as a trouble free plant.

Mary Sue

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