Lilium grayi

Joe G via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:35:31 PST
Another note - I recently switched from big box store vermiculite to a
coarser vermiculite I pick up from greenhouse and organic farm supply
stores. I think the new vermiculite is only rated medium-course, but this
coarser grade has meant fewer drowned, dessicated, moldy and camouflaged
seeds...especially for seeds like Fritillaria and Trillium that need the
better part of a year to germinate.

-joe in SW VA

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 7:25 PM Joe G <joseph.andrew.gorman@gmail.com> wrote:

> Don,
>
> I germinate L. grayi (when I can get it!) the same way I do L. canadense
> and their intergrade, L. x pseudograyi - two to three months moist
> stratification at room temperature followed by two or three months cold
> stratification in the fridge.
>
> I try to sow Lilium and Fritillaria when the seeds would be ripe, no
> matter when I get them, so that leaf emergence happens right when they'd be
> coming up in the wild. If I need to prolong stratification to delay
> germination, I give the seeds more time warm moist stratifying.
>
> -joe in SW VA where a rogue Packera on a south-facing slope just burst
> into bloom
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 7:07 PM Donald LaFond via pbs <
> pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
>
>> Hello all
>>
>> I'm a long time lurker to this website and get good info but now I have a
>> question I hope someone has some experience with.
>>
>> Lilium grayi, this is a plant I have lusted over for years. I was given a
>> good amount of seed the other day and my usual way of germinating seed has
>> not worked in the past. I see that on the pbs wiki there is no specific
>> mention of L. grayi with regards to seed germination ( that I saw anyway )
>> On another lily sight it is said to be delayed epigeal.
>>
>> First question does anybody know if L. grayi is delayed epigeal?
>> I read what info is on the pbs site about seed germination, does anybody
>> have any experience with germinating L. grayi, or growing it for that
>> matter?
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>> Don LaFond
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