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Martagon Lilies from seed

Posted by aftermidnight Z8 V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 15, 10 at 15:25

I've grown Trumpets and Asiatics from seed many times but this is my first time with Martagons. My seed is just about a month along in the warm stage in damp perlite, all the seeds are showing roots. Should I leave them another 2 months and then put them in fridge for 3 months or put them in the fridge now or....?

Annette


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RE: Martagon Lilies from seed

I started some Martys from seed, but it has been about 4 years ago. I just checked my NALS lily book and it says to place in warm place until most seed has formed little bulblets and roots (2-3months). Then store in bag, securely fastened, in fridge for 2-3 months more (can stay in fridge longer if need be)
Then plant out as for quick type seeds. The first true leaf will show in a week or two.
My martys didn't give me any leaves the first year or two and I thought they didn't make it but last year I had leaves. Only 3 or so years to go till flowers!!!

Someday this....
MRS RO BACKHOUSE JUL2009


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RE: Martagon Lilies from seed

Thanks Flora I'll do that, I was so surprised to see them sending out roots so soon after sowing the seed I thought I should check.


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RE: Martagon Lilies from seed

The first warm stage when the bulblets grow needs to be at least 3 months. Shorter will mean smaller bulblets. If there is time to extend that stage to 4 months, all the better.


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RE: Martagon Lilies from seed

leftwood, so this warm stage is quite important, I'll try and leave them as long as possible, thanks for the heads up.

Annette


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