Species Lilium

Iain Brodie of Falsyde auchgourishbotgard@falsyde.sol.co.uk
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:10:23 PST
I wonder if through the group I could learn who, if anyone, has or has had and grown the following species of Lilium; 
Lilium poilanei; Lilium sherriffiae; Lilium pitkinense and L.pitkinense var. or forma fiski should it really exist; 
Lilium superbum var. mary-henryae; Lilium catesbei; Lilium georgei; Lilium grayi; Lilium iridollae.

These are the awkward squad species, i.e. the taxa which have eluded me for the collection here in northern 
Scotland. I am hoping to learn anything at all about their requirements and people's experiences / difficulties 
in their cultivation particularly in the absence of mine. In due course, failing adding examples of these species 
I am also anxious to find sources of pin sharp digital photographs for my book on Lilies and their Allies. 

There is a good chance I will hopefully be able to make some progress on the Old World species but I can't think 
of a better place to ask about the New World lilies than from this forum. The whole collection, over time, has been 
developed preferentially via the seed route accessions with priority from wild origin or known wild origin parents but, 
just occasionally, it has been necessary to work from bulbs. One other aspect I am trying to secure are photographs 
of natural habitats for the different lily types, not for everyone that is restricted to photos for each species. I have been 
offered some incredible material from the central Asian countries, Russian and Chinese, however, much as I would
love to visit the USA and Canada, costs aside, within the timescales for the book this can't be an option.

Anyone with any suggestions really would be appreciated were they to get in touch and is welcome to email me 
direct please at auchgourishbotgard@falsyde.sol.co.uk if preferred.

Regards, Iain

Iain Brodie of Falsyde
Auchgourish Botanic Garden & Arboretum
Boat of Garten. PH24 3BP.

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