Growing Lankongense lilies?

flora2b(z6a bc)October 7, 2006

Anyone growing lankongense lilies. I have started some from seeds and was wondering about bloom time and best location for a more permanent home.

Thanks

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kayman

Relatively easy from seed - you may see the odd bloom by the second year if it's very happy. Since it's stoloniferous a larger pot or box is a good idea (though I've had them spear through the side of a poly box) for growing them on to flowering size. Does better with full sun or just a little dappled shade and a soil which drains well but doesn't dry out completely. Bloom time will vary with your location and the individual bulbs. Mine come into flower over a period of about three weeks (I have a lot of different clones) in early to mid-summer.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2006 at 5:54AM
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flora2b(z6a bc)

Thanks kayman. I have them growing in a row in my holding bed and this is their second year, with just leaves about 1 foot tall. I would love to see some pictures of your lilies if you have any and are able to post.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 2:10AM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

I have two different clones also, and bloom times hardly overlap. They grow in pretty much full sun too. Even martagons will grow in full sun. With ample water, they are the most vigorous there. Good drainage a must, especially with lankongense. In my limited experience, they seem to abhore heavy soils more so than most lilies.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 10:04AM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Really, little has changed with the new Terms of use for GW early this year. But photo usage has. I don't post quality photos anymore, but if you (or anyone) would like to email me, I can give you access to my photobucket account - lankongense included.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2006 at 11:24AM
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