Lilium martagon seedlings. These have nice furry buds.
Rick, hope the flower colour matches the buds!
My sole martagon lily was damaged by a slug trying to eat through the stem
The first lily to flower is Lilium lophophorum
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Love the furry buds, Rick!
Lilium lophophorum!!!! Wow! How long have you grown it, Trond?
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Wow Trond, that's one really cool L. lophophorum. Am I seeing only four developed petals?
I have a couple started from seed last year.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
It's the 2. spring in my garden. I bought it as a small bulb 2 1/2 years ago.
Rick, it has 6 petals, here's a better view I hope. It is a bit tricky to picture:
It is a lovely Lilium sp. Well grown Trond,
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !
Thanks Ron. Hope the luck continues another winter!
Lilium hansoni in flower. The foliage and some of the flowers are somewhat damaged by snails.
It is difficult to take pictures of the plants wagging in the wind and the sunlight is very strong and hard.
"It's difficult to take pictures of the plants wagging in the wind and the sunlight is very strong and hard."
Don't I know it! Sometimes I will sacrifice picture quality and photograph in the early morning or evening in lower light.
First to flower for me was an early form of Lilium martagon. Originally from NARGS seed ex, I've "decided" these were apomicticly produced. I have eight different seedlings, and each is the same in every way.
Then came Lilium szovitsianum. After growing my first one from seed to bloom after seven years, then losing it to transplanting to a "better" place, I am quite happy that this one has bloomed from seed in just 5 years. Definitely a smaller plant than my orginal, though.
Then more martagon seedlings
This one had prominent spots showing on the bud
And cultivars - Claude Shride and Terrace City
Catching up here, you can see some of my hybridized martagon section lilies here:
The fake Lilium tsingtauense (Lilium tsingtauense x (L.medeoloides and/or L.distichum))
Lilium davidii and Lilium davidii var. willmottiae
Lilium leichtlinii var. maximowiczii from wild collected seed on Oyama, Toyama Prefecture.
Lovely collection Rick.
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover