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Lilium pumilum

Lilium pumilum
coral lily
Common name coral lily
Family liliaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb (Z3-10)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature (or a bit cooler)
detailed seed-starting info below

Smaller species lily, native to eastern Asia. Narrow grassy leaves, and fragrant red flowers. Late to return in spring. From many sowings through the years, I have yet to get a flowering plant. The one at top right is several years old; perhaps it will bloom this year.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (63%G, 5-10d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (71%G, 5-11d)
  3. Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (90%G, 5-9d)
  4. Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (60%G, 7-12d)

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