Bulbinella latifolia ssp. doleritica, Lilium bolanderi update

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:49:31 PST
Dear Max,

Wow, I love your picture and am so impressed that you are growing this and 
flowering it. A lot of the IBSA members find it difficult and the one who 
is successful doesn't seem willing to share how he does it. Well done. It 
was an impressive site the year we saw it in bloom. How are you growing it? 
Share your conditions. Someone from the UK, sorry I can't remember who told 
me it would probably be too wet for me to grow most Bulbinellas, that I'd 
have problems with disease in my high rainfall. Oakland would get much less 
rain than Gualala.

Your comments about the Lilium are very interesting. I did a similar 
experiment with Clintonia. My books described a very elaborate process of 
stratification and alternate periods of warmth and cold and I found the 
year I tried it I had best results with the pots left outside for nature to 
do its thing. But then Clintonia grows near where I live so conditions here 
would be similar to what you'd expect in nature.

Mary Sue

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