pollinating lilies

Nicholas plummer nickplummer@gmail.com
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:18:02 PDT
Hi all,
George Goldsmith's question about significant factors in pollination and
Dylan Hannon's reply makes me wonder about my failures to pollinate Lilium
catesbaei.  I have several L. catesbaei plants that I have tried hand
pollinating on numerous occasions without success.  Once, and only once, a
plant was pollinated by some insect.  Foolishly, I didn't keep the seed--I
thought I could just produce more whenever I wanted.

I currently have four plants in bud and would appreciate any suggestions
for successful pollination of this species or lilies in general.  I know
the plants are not the same clone--three of them I grew from seed, and the
fourth came from another grower.


Nick Plummer
North Carolina, Zone 7
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