whatever happened to Lilium majoense

davidrt28 (zone 7)June 20, 2008

And the various other Chinese lilies that appeared on the market around 2003, but only for a couple years.

IIRC even Wayside was once selling L. majoense, which kind of resembled Lilium nepalense. Now I can't find any nursery, even a specialty one, that has those plants. I thought by now growers in this country would have built up stocks. Have I not waited long enough?

L. majoense grew fine for me, but, when I moved gardens in winter due to a home sale in 2006, I was not able to locate the bulb.

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azngrnthumbs

It has been one of my most favorite species and is thriving very well in my garden.

It should be available shortly as I've been distributing seed of it.

R

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 12:57PM
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hld6(z7 MD)

Hi Riz,

I think I have some of your majoense "babies" growing from seed from the NALS seed exchange. Thanks for donating!

They are happily in a window box on my porch. Most have their true leaf now. Can you tell me how long it takes to flower from seed?

-Helen

    Bookmark   June 20, 2008 at 11:22PM
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