Liliums 2013

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RickR
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I can't resist just a couple more pics of Lilium canadense.  I am so enamored by them.  From bulbs I have failed, but from seed they do better.

         

 

Some open pollinated seedlings of Lilium 'Super Tsing'.  Nothing spectacular...

       

And then there is this one.  Way more vigorous than the others, but tepals are very thick and often with not so well formed flowers.

         

It also has the unusual trait (in fact I've never heard of it before) of having well developed "leaves" throughout the inflorescence, as well as 5-7 well developed leaves above the single whorl.

The plant was 4 feet tall last season, and it had spontaneously split to two bulbs.  One growing five feet high this season.  The other is also pictured above.

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

Hoy
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RickR wrote:

I can't resist just a couple more pics of Lilium canadense.  I am so enamored by them.  From bulbs I have failed, but from seed they do better.

    

No need to resist, Rick. Please continue!

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

RickR
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And results of some other crosses of mine here:

 

http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/18516/2013-Pics-of-Crosses-by-Lef...

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

Hoy
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Rick, you have really done some nice work!

Do you plan to make some F2 crosses of some of the best ones?

Are you aiming at something special or are you just experimenting?

And what's this about pods - does each pod tend to give similar looking progeny but different pods vary more, even though they are from the same cross?

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

Fermi
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Hi Rick,

very impressive range of seedlings. Is it a hobby or are you going commercial?

You must have a lot of space to grow all those bulbs to flowering size!

cheers

fermi

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

RickR
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This is only a hobby, and if you have seen what some other amateur breeders are doing, you'd know that there is nothing ground shaking in my progeny.  So far, I have not been hybridizing for anything in particular (what a true breeder does), just having fun and seeing what comes up out of a little pollen here and a little pollen there.  Yes,  more F2s are in the future.

I only live on a .4 acre (.16 ha.) lot,and grow my hybrid seedling lilies on 150-200 square feet.  It's pretty crammed, and certainly not ideal.  Having more land is probably my greatest wish.   Hybrid seedlings are quite vigorous. For asiatics, most the the time it takes 2 or three seasons to flower.

 

Being the inquisitive man that I am, I have always kept seed from different pods separate, even when they are the same cross done on the same plant.  Keeping good records takes an enormous effort.  Preliminary result do seem to show group differences from pod to pod.  Not sure why.  I mentioned this to another amateur hybridizer, with similar results.  He says he has some theories, but hasn't elaborated yet.

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

Hoy
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Rick, it is impressive anyway! Especially this: "Keeping good records takes an enormous effort." I always get tired of keeping records etc so I don't do it anymore. But without you can't find subtle effects like the possible pod differences.

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

Tony Willis
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Lilium poilanei from China

 

RickR
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A beautiful specimen, Tony.

 

  Have you noticed, personally or across the web, different forms of the species?  For instance,  is there a difference in Chinese forms versus Vietnamese?

Are yours from different sources?

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

Tony Willis
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Rick

I like it very much

I have two bulbs both from the same source one of which I think may have contracted virus but I got seed last year and have a good supply of seedlings coming on.

There has been much of the forum discussion about whether this is the true species and the only other photographs I have seen have looked just like this. That does not help much as I think they are all from the same source as mine! No definite conclusions have been arrived at.

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