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Apr 17, 2011 4:58 PM CST
|My Pardalinum has now emerged but my superbum has not. Is this species slow to come out?|
Apr 17, 2011 5:33 PM CST
|If I remember correctly, it blooms here later than pard does, so it may indeed come up a bit later. I usually end up waiting rather than digging around, because when I do dig looking around for a nose, I end up damaging the nose instead. So maybe wait just a bit.|
Apr 17, 2011 6:55 PM CST
|Thank you Tracey. I will wait then.|
Apr 17, 2011 7:14 PM CST
|I don't have any L. Superbum that I know of, but my Pardalinum bloomed in Arcata, CA last year on 6-24.|
Apr 17, 2011 7:38 PM CST
|Just keep checking the spot every few days. It's bound to show up Some things are up here, but plenty aren't yet. You may be a bit warmer than we are here. I heard we may get some more snow this week. Kind of confusing for the old flower beds, but I suppose they have seen this crazy weather a time or two before. I'm just ready for spring and for spring to stay.|
Do keep us posted on its whereabouts. We'll be waiting...
Pretty pard there Mike.
Apr 17, 2011 11:27 PM CST
|That's no fun getting snow this time of year. I hope your lilies will be alright. I am loving the 50's temps here. The flowers last longer not like last year.|
I will keep you all posted.
Mike, I love your pardalinum. And what are those flowers in the background?
Apr 18, 2011 1:03 PM CST
|The flowers in the background are Lupines (Russells Hybrids) a perennial. They grow wild but only purple in Humboldt County. I purchased several 6 pkgs and got a lot of different colors. (Solid pink, solid red, solid purple, solid white, solid yellow, purple and yellow, pink and white, red and white, you get the idea.) They produce a lot of seeds and some will germinate so you need to watch if you don't want others. If anyone wants seeds this year let me know and I will save some.|
Apr 18, 2011 1:27 PM CST
|They are all pretty, I love them all. Please save me some seeds. Thank you for your kindness.|
Apr 18, 2011 2:45 PM CST
|Lupines are great compliments to lilies too. Here they bloom with the asiatics and self seed a bit, not aggressively by any means. My favorite is yellow, so bright and cheery!|
Apr 18, 2011 5:18 PM CST
|I was considering baptisias, eremurus and delphiniums last fall. Lupine is a great candidate too. They are very pretty. |
Tracey, it is good to know that lupines bloom with the asiatics. The garden should look grand come summer. Any pics?
Mike, I like your combination of white lupine and the dark iris.
Apr 18, 2011 5:25 PM CST
|Sgardener, made a note to save seeds this year for you and anyone else that request them.|
Apr 18, 2011 5:36 PM CST
|Thank you so very much!|
Apr 24, 2011 7:25 AM CST
|Beautiful lupines! My dh-being from NY-would so love to have them. We've only had luck with them 1 yr. out of the many we've tried...Just too darn hot here for them. Baptisia is another story. They do wonderfully here. Must take a picture of yellow one just coming into bloom.|
Apr 25, 2011 12:05 PM CST
Just sharing my excitement.
I bought this Canadense lily from Ramona last year and thought it went to lily heaven. For curiousities sake, today I dug the spot where I planted it and I was surprised, it's still alive!
Superbum is still a no-show.
Apr 26, 2011 6:38 AM CST
|Very few of my lilies are up yet, Lily, and we're a little warmer than you. |
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May 28, 2011 8:11 AM CST
|My superbum lilies came up. They are in a low spot in the garden and I want to move them. What is their ideal growing condition?|
May 28, 2011 8:19 PM CST
|Gee, I am in a colder zone than (almost) any of you, and nearly all my lilies are up now. Though as a species, L. superbum is commonly found for sale, I haven't grown it, as I much prefer L. michiganense, which is essentially a smaller form of superbum. L. superbum would prefer a moister area (as would L. canadense), but it is a very forgiving species, and will take regular conditions, too, and be happy. I should say, I haven't grown L. superbum until now, as last winter I received some excellent seed from a stand of mixed coloring, from Joe Nemmer. |
Also excited that 6 out of 7 seed germinated of a dwarf form of L. pardalinum. They produced their tiny bulbs at 50 degrees F, but refused to send up a leaf until I exposed them to light.
In actuality, any lily can skip a year or even two of above ground growth. Some are just more prone to it than others. I had planted very very late in the fall my first aurelian hybrid bulbs that I had hybridized. It had even snowed once already. The following season, only about a third of them emerged. I figure the others had probably frozen. But now, here they all are this spring,
seemingly happy as can be.
Jun 1, 2011 1:03 AM CST
|I bought my superbum lilies in the spring of 2010. They have little growth back then. This year, they sent up skinny stalks so the bulbs must not be mature enough to bloom and still need a year or two to do that. Though it is good to know that they are still alive. I will leave them where they now and avoid disturbing their growth.|
I have definitely learned about how lilies behave. I am so happy for you that the rest of your babies woke up. Looking forward to seeing their faces in the future.
I did not know that pardalinum have dwarf form. I am learning a lot here on cubits. Thanks Rick and thanks to the rest of the group. Glad I found this forum.
Jun 1, 2011 6:34 AM CST
|I didn't know there was such a thing as a dwarf pardalinum until the seed showed up on the NARGS seed ex. That's why I'm very excited. Of course, who knows what characteristic the seed will exhibit.|