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Re: OT: Re: Lilium canadense

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT: Re: Lilium canadense
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:04:49 +0000
  • References: <v03007801b1b6bd0e6804@[]>

Ellen Gallagher wrote:
> (for iris-l)
> >Christa Royer wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes , B&D Lilies, Oregon, sells two sub species of this lily.  It is
> >> better to get some seed and start them.  I have ordered 12 bulbs total
> >> in two separate years and none of them have come up yet, yes I realize
> >> that they can lay dormant for a year or two after moving them.
>         Seed is, of course, the best way to start lilies (no virus, etc).
>         This was discussed on the lilium-l a few months ago and I was sent
>         L. canadense seed by one of the list members. However, since we are
>         moving this summer, I didn't plant them *and* it was also pointed
>         out that you may have a long wait (5 -12 years!!!!!!) between planting
>         L. canadense and flowering....or was that germination? Can't remem-
>         ber.....John Montgomery will know. :))
>         I will send for some bulbs next year. If you join the NARLS and the
>         species lily group, bulbs are very reasonable and they are grown
>         in a virus-free environment. I have several with buds and am waiting
>         to see them...alas, L. canadense is not among them. :(
>         Hope this is not too OT....miss the iris-l like crazy.
>         *iris-stuff: bearded irises are almost gone here since we had an
>         early season and the Siberian irises are still going strong and what
>         a sight each morning. The Japanese are in tight bud which makes them
>         almost 3 weeks early here in the Zone 3a.
>         Hugs to John,
>         Ellen
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Ellen Gallagher  / e_galla@moose.ncia.net
> Siberian iris robin   /   sibrob@ncia.net
> Northern New Hampshire, USA / USDA Zone 3
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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