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OT: Lilium

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: OT: Lilium
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:21:28 +0000
  • References: <e8a4db6a.359136df@aol.com>

JErnst209@aol.com wrote:
> Another newbie question from a lurker.
> I started all the seeds that I asked for information on earlier this spring,
> and much to my chagrin, all of them are showing signs of life.  One, Lilium x
> aurelianense, germinated at about 98%.  I potted them all up and put them
> outside on a north facing porch, were they are getting taller and darker green
> each day (both good signs to me).  The second one that has germinated is the
> one that I am unsure of how to handle, Lilium martagon (white).  They have
> sent down a white tipped root, and in my procrastination of writing and asking
> what to do about them, they've now also formed a small bulge in between the
> end of the root and the seed pod.  They're forming a bulb, right?  I think
> that this means that once this is done, they will need a cold period, and then
> they will put out a green shoot?  Is this right?  If this is the case, then
> should I just leave them in the petrii dishes, that they were started in, for
> this cold period, or should I pot them up?  And at what point do I know that
> they have formed as much of a bulb as they are going to, so it would be time
> for the cold period?
> Thanks much,
> Karen Ernst
> Highland, MI

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