Lilium Pardalinum Seed

Rodger Whitlock
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:40:48 PST
On 20 Jan 06 at 3:20, Gerhard Stickroth wrote:

> I will be receiving some L. pardalinum seed the end of the month. I assume seed has
> been dry stored since collection. How do you recommend I handle the seed this time of
> the year? Thank you!

Put the seeds in water with a drop or two of dishwashing liquid added as a 
surfactant. Soak until they plump up. Change the water if it becomes discolored or 
cloudy; when you change the water, rinse the seeds in a sieve under a hard spray of 
cold water.

Sow on edge in your usual seed mix, cover with fine gravel or whatever topping you use, 
and put outside in a coldframe. A single watering with a good fungicide, if you can 
still get them in Germany, may improve germination.

Lily seeds are generally not difficult to germinate.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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