Lilies forum: 'Red Alerts' Galore

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
May 20, 2015 4:19 AM CST
In the fall of 2013, I decided to lift and divide a fairly large group of Red Alert from which I had purchased a few from B&D a few years earlier. They multiplied profusely. Of the group, I got about 140 blooming size bulbs, kept about 40 for myself and gave the rest to a Goodwill to pass out. Left over were about 80 to 100 real tiny offsets that were too small to give away--varying in size from a BB pellet to your small fingernail. So, I made shallow trench about 6 inches wide and sprinkle planted them (just like peas). They're doing very well. That Goodwill's going to love me!

First picture taken May 12th, 2014
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Second picture taken May 11, 2015


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patweppler
May 20, 2015 7:27 AM CST
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
May 20, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Typical tangled mass of 'Red Alert' stem bulblets, many of which were as large as mother bulb, itself. Overall, the bulbs of Longiflorum-Asiatic cultivar 'Red Alert' run small compared to the general Asiatic population but produce a very sturdy plant about 44 inches in height with a typical bud count of 18 to 24 at maturity. Heavy petal substance, Very light spicey fragrance. Photos taken Oct. 13th, 2013.
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
May 20, 2015 10:30 PM CST
A candidate for the food garden! nodding
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
May 21, 2015 5:32 AM CST
The originals were planted as a group of 5 bulbs back in the Spring of 2010. These photos are dated June 27th, 2011. Along the way, I've dug many stem bulblets around the sides for give away; even shipped about 20 live single budded offsets to an elderly lady in Tennessee once. And the group of 6 that I gave to an in-law in far southwest Georgia has just finished it's second blooming season and multiplied. The 40 or so I have growing for myself are just beginning to bud. Smiling
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
May 21, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Wow!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lorn, I purchased a bag of these last year- got a bloom this year but it was distorted. What's your secret? Put me on your list when you divide😊
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther

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