Lilies forum: Lily Seedlings in Garden.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jun 9, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Discovered these on the clump while digging an After Eight this morning--relative to Susans(stilldew, aka lincolnites) June 5th thread. These can only be Stargazer X Starfighter open pollenation seedlings since they were the only plants in this garden--except for A-E, which didn't flower.. Stargazer was the pod parent. I remember letting the pods form after someone else had questioned/commented on Stargazer pollenation. But then, late last Fall I got so busy with seedling transplanting, that these were just 'let go' until clean up.

There were four altogether--two still had the seed hull attached (one discovered after photo) and almost went unnoticed until I put the clump on the bench. These were replanted in a seedling pot. I checked the area and there are several more in there, but I've probably hoed up or pulled up most already right along with the weeds. Thumb of 2012-06-09/Roosterlorn/d8667e
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jun 9, 2012 2:44 PM CST

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That's really great that they seeded for you all by themselves. I don't know whether to laugh or cry all the work I put in to growing orientals from seed. I have had a few flower, but most of the time I lose them that second year. My love for them makes me never give up on them though. One day I hope I will succeed. Smiling

I would never be so lucky as to have them go to seed and leaf out on their own. Nice job!
Tracey
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jun 9, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Yep, Tracey, I was really surprized. I had the wrong setting with the camera, gosh darn! There are nine or ten Starfighters and eight Stargazers in there--all of which are 'hand me downs' as thank yous for little favors I do--as was the After Eight I was working on.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Jun 11, 2012 2:42 AM CST
I know what its like to get very busy and forget things Lorn!.. Confused Going through a trumpet seedling box yesterday and no bulbs present Shrug! BUT!!!- turn the venetian label around'' Auratum Phatyphyllum'',.,.on further inspection, tiny grainy bulbs here and there *Blush*
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jun 11, 2012 5:07 AM CST
Like a cloud with a silver lining--yours turned out good after all too. Nice surprizes are sometimes extra nice! In my case, looking for little natural seedling sprouts was the last thing on my mind. I was so focussed in examining the plant for a cause to a problem, I overlooked/misstook them as 'simply grass' until I spotted one with the hull still attached. The two with the hull look good this morning and will survive. The two with the tiny bulb look 'flimsey'.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jun 11, 2012 8:05 AM CST
I have a Lilium mackliniae in the garden that is probably 8 years old from a bulb (not seed) that has never bloomed, hopefully because I have pulled it out accidentally twice, initially mistaking it for a weed during quick clean ups of the garden. Crying
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Jun 11, 2012 12:53 PM CST
I hate it when I accidentally rip something out while weeding. I'm notorious for doing that too. Usually happens when A) I'm really tired and have been at it a long time or B) it's really too dark to be out their weeding,usually twilight or C) both.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Jun 11, 2012 11:12 PM CST
usually both Angry
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 12, 2012 12:01 AM CST

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Why just today I ripped off a lily stem. Funny how they camouflage themselves to look like the common weeds around here Thumbs down .
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Jun 12, 2012 4:53 AM CST
Well, little lily sprout cotyledons look just like a new grass seed coming up anyway. From eye level its hard to tell the difference unless it still has a seed hull on it.

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