Lilium martagon rebloom

Jane McGary
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:01:45 PDT
The historically hot and very dry weather of the past few months in the 
US Northwest has made a number of plants behave differently than usual. 
One surprise coming with cooling temperatures is that a Lilium martagon 
in the garden, which had flowered in late spring as usual and withered, 
has sent up a second scape and opened some flowers. I've never had a 
lily species do this before. Has anyone else seen such behavior?

This particular martagon lily was grown from seed obtained from a Czech 
collector, who wrote that it came from an "orange-flowered" population 
in Siberia. My plant's flowers are not what I could call "orange," but 
they are different from the usual pink or white shades, being a sort of 
muddy buff. Not a gem, but certainly an eccentric.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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