Post a reply

Image
Aug 14, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Hello,
I have never tried starting them from seed. I have a couple of people who would love to have a start of my old homeplace orange ones. Should I wait until Spring? Do they need to be stored in the refridgerator? Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you,
Teresa
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Image
Aug 14, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Teresa, are you referring to the black "bulbils" that grow on the stems of tiger lilies (Lilium lancifolium)?
Image
Aug 14, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
The ones along the stem, Yes.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Image
Aug 14, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Sempervivums Lilies Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Pollen collector Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
You can plant some now in their own special area in the garden so you can keep track of them. When they come up in the spring they put up just a few leaves from the base the first season. The next year they should put up a stem and then a bloom the third year from starting. These aren't hard and fast rules, sometimes when very well grown they may bloom the second year.

As a backup, collect some bulbils and store in the crisper in a ziplock bag with peat moss or wood shavings with no more than a couple drops of water to keep them hydrated. Check on them from time to time during the winter. These stored ones can be planted out in the spring.

What you don't want to do is leave them laying around drying out because they are not real "seeds". They are small bulbs that need to be kept hydrated until planted.
Image
Aug 14, 2015 10:07 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
OK, that is good infomation. I appreciate you taking the time to post.
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
Image
Aug 15, 2015 6:24 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Tomato Heads Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Pollen collector Forum moderator Hybridizer
Plant Database Moderator Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Seed Starter
Teresa, soon you will have your own colony of them. The stem bulbils take to planting rather easily. I just barely cover mine with soil, water in and in a few years you'll have full grown blooming lilies.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )