tall lilies

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:14:14 PDT
>Jim W. wrote: "Surprised that no one has mentioned the tall growing 
>L. lanceifolium and L. formosanum. Both can top 7 ft and are readily 
>True words, but I didn't mention Lilium formosanum and L. 
>lancifolium for good reasons: each comes with certain caveats.

Dear Jim McK,
	This may be a hazard in your kindly climate, but here in my 
less forgiving climate, I am glad to get this size and survival.  And 
I grow the diploid L. laa\nceifolium which produces fertile seed and 
self sows enough to persist as they move about the garden. I suppose 
these would be verminous weeds in a kindly more temperate site.

	Look for these coming in the SeedEx  soon.

>Here's a curious thing: this year the tiger lilies in my garden did 
>not produce stem bulbils - not a one. Was the drought responsible 
>for this?

	But here I agree. Very few to NO stem bulbils in this year's 
droughted summer.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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