Lilies, anyone?

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Afloden
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Was there any seed set on the gloriosoides? I had this at one time, but did not keep it alive long enough to set seed.

I can offer Lilium speciosum clivorum seed (ex Archibalds) in return or some others.

Aaron

Gene Mirro
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Joined: 2010-02-25

I only had one gloriosides this year, so no seed.  Also, they bloom very late, so they probably won't produce seed in my cool, short summers.  Maybe I need to grow them in the greenhouse.

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

Fermi
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RickR wrote:

Fermi, I had forgotten all about your Lankon question. :(
I did ask, but didn't get a lot of good feedback.  Here it is:

http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/12193/Lankon/

Thanks, Rick, sorry for not replying earlier - I'd been a bit busy and had hardly any time to check out the Forum.
I read the first couple of replies when you posted the link earlier.
In fact I see that Anthony G has bought the bulbs from the same supplier - VDQ = Van Diemen Quality Bulbs - in Tassie.
cheers
[Mr] fermi  ;D

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Toole
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A couple of sps currently showing colour .

So pleased to see Lilium pumilum  --I had to rescue it from the garden last season.
L.pyrenaicum.

A number of others in bud including L.parryi from seed --hope it is worth the wait and true ........ :) Pics to follow later on.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Makes me longing for summer, Dave!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

The ciliate edges of the L. pyrenaicum leaves are remarkable, Dave.

  Does the silver edge last through the growing season?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Toole
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RickR wrote:

Does the silver edge last through the growing season?

I'm not sure Rick --Will keep an eye out and report back.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

The silvery edging on L. pyrenaicum leaves does las t though the season here.

If only I could persuade the Bulb Despot (Ian) that we should have MORE lovely red L. pumilum and FEWER L. pyrenaicum  :-\  I HATE the smell of L. pyrenaicum - he thinks it is quite pleasant........ :P

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

IMYoung wrote:

The silvery edging on L. pyrenaicum leaves does las t though the season here.

If only I could persuade the Bulb Despot (Ian) that we should have MORE lovely red L. pumilum and FEWER L. pyrenaicum  :-\   I HATE the smell of L. pyrenaicum - he thinks it is quite pleasant........ :P

I like the appearance of both lilies, not only the ciliate leaf edge on L.pyrenaicum, but also the dense foliage stacking on that species. Maggi, maybe I shouldn't ask, but how would you describe the smell of L. pyrenaicum blooms?

Every time I come to admire the gorgeous lilies on these pages, I regret that I have lily beetle in the garden, and have no time, no interest, nor realistic ability to follow a regimen of spraying with chemicals. But that's okay, I can watch from afar, I need to be realistic, I still can barely handle the plants I do well with nor can I keep up with the weeding. :)

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

IMYoung
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Maggi, maybe I shouldn't ask, but how would you describe the smell of L. pyrenaicum blooms?

:D Well, I know that it is often possible to describe scents as being similar to some other familiar fragrance, or stink, as the case may be  :P  but for these lilies I am stuck for a comparison . :-\

Unpleasantly foetid but not in a way I can easily characterise.  Just yucky!!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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