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Jun 26, 2019 9:28 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Everyone, post your seedlings here !
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So my first casualty of the year was a martagon seedling started in 2008. this is the one I previously mentioned that had snapped off at the base. This year would be its first flowering. Terrace City, open pollenated. I snipped off all but the oldest bud and put it in water. I wanted the get the truest color possible so I kept it outside in the shade, rather than inside.
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It's a clear yellow! Here it is with its only sibling:
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Two seedling sister martagons of mine started in 2015 are blooming for the first time this year. One has the inflorescence structure of mom (one of the first martagons I ever grew from seed), and one has the more rigid structure of dad (Brotsing):
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The second one is a very nice pink, but I don't detect anything special yet....
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The first one is umm..... meh. Actually a very nice burnt golden color, but very poor saturation. And it seems to have a bit of disfigurement, usually a sign of some genetic incompatibility between the parents. I will see what happens in following years, but it was so disappointing that I only took a pic for my records:
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But wait! This one is very tall, and with only six flowers it had grown five feet. By the time the last flower bloomed, it was practically in my face and... I then noticed the "bottom" of the flower. The color deepened as the flowers aged, too.
Look at this - it's a martagon with a haloed white center! Very unusual!
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Now I am happy. Mighty, mighty happy.
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Jun 27, 2019 5:14 PM CST
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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That's a very nice seedling Rick! Be proud of that one.

I've had my first seedling of the year bloom. Nothing crazy impressive, but they were my first cross ever. Second blooming season for this group.
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Jun 29, 2019 5:16 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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How cool is that, Rick? I like the pink Martie too. Color depth is nice.
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Jun 29, 2019 2:11 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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My first seedling asiatic of the year opened yesterday, and Forrest P. was here for the debut. It's maiden flowering, this one is (L. davidii var. willmottiae x Olina) x (Olina x Tinos). I never would have expected such a narrow inflorescence structure.

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Jun 29, 2019 2:58 PM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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I'm jealous that yours is downfacing. Mine (from your seed) is out to slightly upfacing. Cross is (L. davidii var. willmottiae x Olina) x (Tinos x Olina) so the pollen parent is from a reciprocal cross. Mine also has a rather narrow inflorescence.

One big difference I see is yours has nice fluffy pollen while I am having a heck of a time getting pollen from mine.

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Jun 29, 2019 6:41 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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That's interesting, Pard. Thanks for that.


I've shown this one before, and it continues to be one of my favorites - the flower looks like Nepera, but the plant growth habit is way different. For me, this one is much easier to maintain than Nepera.

A Super Tsing open pollenated seedling, likely pollenated by L. miquelianum.

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Jun 30, 2019 4:43 PM CST
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Name: Tracey
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'Tibetan Snow' x 'Lollipop'

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'Tibetan Snow' x 'Congem'

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Two different crosses and of note similarities of all: are pollenless, all seedlings same pod parent, different pollen parent.
Carry what I am calling a crimped petal gene. Not a good thing, as at least one petal on all offspring seem to have a very minor folding of petal, not consistent to all petals, just one or two.
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Jul 2, 2019 2:43 PM CST
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Name: Tracey
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A nice diploid red

Or how about the seedling bud that you watch and wait? No fair not opening yet...

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Jul 2, 2019 2:52 PM CST
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What a pretty red, mags. And that bud really does look exciting! Can't wait!
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Jul 3, 2019 6:23 AM CST
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Your avatar sure is nice, Connie. What a peaceful, serene scene.
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Jul 3, 2019 9:28 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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TN44

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Jul 3, 2019 9:43 AM CST
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Very, very nice, Tracey. Good job!
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Jul 3, 2019 10:04 AM CST
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Thanks for checking them out. 44 is a Frances Ann cross. I like it for the straight stem, nicely arranged buds and stem strength to support all. The b/c orientation is an added bonus. It's about to rain again so I thought I better high tail it out here!
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Jul 3, 2019 8:32 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
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The blending colors are just gorgeous on that one, Tracey!

Somehow, these find time to open in the rain....

Two martagon section seedlings: same cross, different pods. Both seedlings germinated immediate hypogeal.
Amelita x Super Tsing
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More asiatics
(Ilga x Stellar Light) x Olina
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Olina x (Ilga x Stellar Light)
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Jul 3, 2019 8:53 PM CST
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Leftwood said:Amelita x Super Tsing
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Beautiful, Rick.
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Jul 4, 2019 2:59 AM CST
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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Those martagon seedlings are works of art in their little pots <3
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Jul 4, 2019 5:30 AM CST
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You really do a great job with those marts, Rick. They've never come easy for me so having tried my hand at it, I fully appreciate your successes. And the outcomes are special, in and of themselves.
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Jul 4, 2019 4:44 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
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I've taken to using multiple labels in many of my pots. One, of course, is the name, but I often have a second label, too. Since many of my plants (Lilium and not Lilium) naturally or unnaturally go dormant in summer or before the fall season, I find it advantageous to record what actually peaked out of the soil that year or previous years. And here I can also easily mark if the pot needs to be transplanted.
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When winter approaches and I put my pots to bed, I need to know which to keep or toss. I need to know if it is time to toss an empty pot, or to keep a pot that "looks" empty. This is especially useful for hypogeal germinating lilies (like martagons) that only put up one small leaf the first season above ground. They certainly aren't very impressive, and completely disappear, sometimes in just a month's time, and by the fall season, leave me wondering if something was ever actually growing in that pot. That second label is an easy solution to the dilemma. This pic is pretty normal in 3.5x5 inch pots: when the little leaves wither, one would never know something living lurks below.
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So this tangential info has come about from Della's comment:
-- Those martagon seedlings are works of art in their little pots
I never mean to keep marts in pots 'til flowering. Sometimes it just happens unexpectedly, or in these cases, they were marked for transplanting, but got missed. They offer great photo opportunities, though, as I can always pick their best side, and background issues are minimal since I use my neighbor's expanse of green lawn - something I don't have in my yard.

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Another mart seedling I almost missed, hiding amongst other perennials. (Sometimes they get planted wherever I can find room.) The flower is already two or three days old in this heat.
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And for you, Della: one for you to improve upon in your photography....
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Jul 5, 2019 8:17 PM CST
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A few new ones today:


(Dark bud I was waiting for)
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Jul 5, 2019 8:51 PM CST
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Not that the acorns really do much, but those are great seedlings!

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