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Lilium martagon album

This is a discussion on Lilium martagon album within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; This is the first species lily (or any lily) I grew from seed. It took ...

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    This is the first species lily (or any lily) I grew from seed. It took about four years to flower which is actually very good since the books all say about seven years to flowering from seed. I now have a nice flock of these.

    Flowers are only about 2 inches across.


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    Pretty cool, Kev.

    Do those self-pollinate pretty easily? Looks like they would, but maybe it's one of those things where the pollen develops later, or something?

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    Yes they do. I get lots of seed every year. LOTS OF SEED.

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    Uh oh.

    I'm getting deja-vu..

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    I even have LOTS OF SEED in the freezer right now. I even have another variety from the UK - a red one - LOTS OF SEED.






    Seven years? Are you up for it?

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    You said four.

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    Four for me.

    Seven for you regular folk.




    Wait until this fall. I'll give you a couple bulbs. I have lots.

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    *bows low*

    Ok.

    *backs humbly away, eyes averted*

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    Seed?


    Seed????

    Seed is something you *could* send across the border! Not that I'm trying to hint or anything! LOL Wait, 4-7 years? Hmm, never mind.


    Cheers,

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    You guys want seed, let me know. Here's how you grow it.

    Plant seed in pot.
    Cover pot with plastic wrap.
    Keep at room temp (70-75 F) for about 3 months.
    Then put in the fridge for about 3 months.
    Return to room temp and they should germinate.
    Then you wait.

    It really is a good way to get a bunch of these. Most places charge in the $10 range per bulb.


    Just let me know. Happy to do it.

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