Lilium davidii

Tony Avent
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 06:56:17 PDT

Sorry for the slow reply.  The Lilium davidii from the Chinese grocery store
has a 14" stalk and 10" tall inflorescense.  The photo may not show this
since I was lying on the ground while taking the image. 

Tony Avent
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jim McKenney
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:23 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lilium davidii

Thanks for calling attention to those galleries, Tony; I had not noticed
them before. 

You mention that the Chinese grocery store form of Lilium davidii gets
18-24" tall and doesn't fall over. But your photograph suggests to me at
least that the inflorescence itself might be almost 18" high. It's hard to
imagine that inflorescence with only six inches of stem under it.  :  )

Am I missing something here? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
7, where some of the modern hybrid lilies are approaching the nine foot
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