Dry summer lilies

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:02:15 PDT
I am talking about the ones that grow out west. L. humboldtii, L. 
bolanderi, L. washingtonianum, etc.

Diana

> diana, i am in beaufort, sc and  grow atamasco lillies  which are 
> native here.  they are no problem.
>
> On 4/7/2015 1:54 PM, Diana Chapman wrote:
>> Hi Mike and Jim:
>>
>> I am no long growing native lilies.  They are very difficult, and 
>> need regular treatment with fungicides, and I lose them frequently, 
>> so I have pretty much given up on them.  I can't even grow the ones 
>> that are native to my area!!  I can get them to germinate, but each 
>> year fewer and fewer return.  I also got more complaints from 
>> customers about lilies, in the "they died" category.  They are just 
>> very fussy, and need exactly the right growing conditions.
>>
>> Diana
>> Telos
>>> Jim wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am looking for dry summer lilies to use in my oak woodland 
>>>> landscaping
>>> Try Telos Rare Bulbs this summer (they are out of stock at the 
>>> moment, and
>>> besides this isn't bulb shipping season). They may also be able to 
>>> give you
>>> advice on which bulbs might survive in your conditions.
>>>
>>> The other thing to do is check the Sources list on the wiki. Just go 
>>> to the
>>> Wiki contents page and look for the link to Sources.
>>>
>>> There used to be some commercial sources for western North America lily
>>> seeds, but I'm not aware of any at the moment.
>>>
>>> I garden in San Jose in an oak woodland, similar to your climate but 
>>> the
>>> summers are not as brutal. Even here I doubt that I could get any 
>>> native
>>> lilies to survive without some supplemental irrigation in summer...
>>>
>>> Good luck!
>>>
>>> Mike
>>> San Jose, CA (zone 9, min temp 20F)
>>>
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