Lilium Pardalinum Seed

Dennis Kramb
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:07:00 PST
At 02:48 PM 1/23/2006, you wrote:
>Check the wiki, Dennis.
>There you will see some photos of Lilium grayi growing in my garden.

Wow!  Is there anything you DON'T grow?  :-)

>Seed of Lilium grayi and seed of Lilium pardalinum germinate under very
>different conditions. They both germinate hypogeally, but Lilium grayi seed
>requires roughly three months of moist WARM conditions to form a tiny bulb.
>Then, after about three months of cold conditions, it produces the first

This was my problem.  I kept them moist during winter months but dry during 
summer months (thinking I was doing them a favor).  Did you grow yours from 
seed?  How long till they reached maturity?

>Note that the name is properly grayi, not grayii.
>Lilium grayi may well be a relict species: it seems to grow much more
>vigorously far to the north of its current natural range.

That is a new term for me.  But it makes sense if they got pushed southward 
with the glaciations.

Dennis in Cincinnati

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