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Jun 11, 2015 10:33 PM CST

The photo is of the first new lily seedling I have seen in about 6 years. It is a product of crossing Pitkin Marsh Lily with the pink form of Lilium parvum, then crossing those seedling with each other, sibling cross. The first generation was the most vigorous of the Western American hybrids I had been breeding (by far) and bloomed quickly in the seed flat (large deep boxes), they all looked pretty much the same, orange spotted. I started this batch of seed in 2012 and now have my first bloom. I will be having yellows and oranges also it appears.
Anyway I have nothing to pollinate them but more of its own siblings since my species seedlings take many years (and then some in this climate) to grow to bloom size.
So if anyone has any western American species like L. kelloggii or even other American lily hybrids I would really love to get some, even if I can't use it this year I can freeze it for next. Save my lilies from incest - pleeeze!

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Jun 12, 2015 5:12 AM CST
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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That's a beautiful seedling. Must be even nicer to see after 6 years of deprivation! I hope you get some good genes for her.
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Jun 12, 2015 7:01 AM CST
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 1
Very nice Buggy! Try @mnorberry or Darm Crook from the yahoo group. I'm sure he probably has some WNA pollen frozen!
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Jun 12, 2015 10:56 PM CST

Thanks Joe I did hear from Mike. I have a second seedling photo to share and seedling 3 is opening tonight so I will see it tomorrow, it is pink spotted also.
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Jun 13, 2015 7:29 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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Gorgeous indeed!
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Jun 13, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Lilies Region: New York Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 1
I like the second one even more!
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Jun 15, 2015 9:39 AM CST

Here is more
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Jun 15, 2015 9:47 AM CST

I think I like the 2nd one best so far too. I don't know if I will do any more photos of these short things, it is too hard and painful to get down there at that level. I have not been able to walk or drive very far since last fall, the back and hip are painfully worn out now.
It is horribly hot here already so everything is stunted, my orientals will fry due to the sunflowers being only 3-4 ft tall.
At least lilies don't get spider mites and powdery mildew.
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Jun 15, 2015 2:20 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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I'm very impressed, Lisa, and grateful that you took the extra effort to get this fined documentation of these wonderful plants. Thank You!
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Jun 15, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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They are beautiful. The second one is really set off by the green throat.
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Jun 15, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Bee Lover Lilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
Well, like I said in the other thread, I would certainly try Michael Homick and Paul Machado. Drooling
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Jun 17, 2015 3:28 PM CST

My contact for Paul is 5 yrs old, will email him and see if it goes anywhere......
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Jun 17, 2015 5:12 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Bee Lover Lilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
Oh, it'll go Lisa. They haven't changed their email. michaelhomick@gmail.com You can reach Paul Machado at this same email. If you need street address, Tree Mail me. They'll be glad to hear from you! Smiling
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Jun 27, 2015 11:15 AM CST

I did get a hold of Paul and they are sending pollen, THANKS!
It is terrible here and getting worse. Many of my buds are baked and many blooms are screwed up from the heat. My sunflowers that I grow to shade the lilies are all short, but at least some get shade. The orientals are suffering............Maybe even worse than me.
anyway I did get more pix, at least I can enjoy looking at them inside where it is cooler. I have been very busy doing things since today it will be over 100, they forecast 100 but they are ALWAYS underestimating the bad weather here. And it will be the same for the next 2 months or more.
So here are a few more
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Jun 27, 2015 12:24 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Bee Lover Lilies Pollen collector Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
These are some real treasures you have here, Lisa. They are exceptionally beautiful--and interesting! Glad to hear things are working out with Paul and Michael; I figured they would. I'm very interested in your work with these. Thumbs up Smiling
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Jun 27, 2015 3:06 PM CST

I am very hopeful with these and hope they will get TALLER as they increase bulb size. Some were all of 2 feet tall but it is a bad year and almost everything is short. I hope to be able to reach them to cross pollinate them next year with new species and hybrids.
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