Lilium Pardalinum Seed

Bill Richardson
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 14:02:04 PST
Hi Rodger,
you stated: --Sow on edge in your usual seed mix--.

I've all my seed flat with good germination.
Is there an advantage in sowing on the edge?
many thanks.
Bill Richardson,
Ixia King
Summer 16c-42c. at present
West Gippsland,
Ixia Website:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rodger Whitlock" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 3:40 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lilium Pardalinum Seed

> 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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