Lilium 2015/16

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by asimPK » March 31st, 2016, 12:43 pm

Have you cross pollination day lilies, what time seedlings take to flower.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » March 31st, 2016, 1:20 pm

asimPK wrote:Have you cross pollination day lilies, what time seedlings take to flower.
Your answer under Daylilies.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by asimPK » May 5th, 2016, 12:25 pm

Oriental lilium Crystal blanka plants dug up after leaf yellowing upto first week of April and the last one picture on 3rd week. Total 7 bulbs from average ones dug up to-date and have same average size of 2". Other 7 plants including largest ones are still green. The results are good and compliant the requirements as planned (size >= original bulb) :D .
LA also are still green so not disturbed one green plant dug up and found bulb 2" in size :) .
Now second stage is bulb preservation so I dipped in fungicide and kept them in slightly mist peat-moss in shopper and kept it in room where temperature remains below the 30C. In June onward may transferred to refrigerator while keeping very low mist to maintain dormancy till August as I cannot arrange temperatures of 2C. :( .
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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 8th, 2016, 8:41 am

I feel the bulbs should be dug at the stage shown in your 2nd picture, why wait?

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 11th, 2016, 11:33 am

If I were to plant a single bulb in a pot, what should be the minimum pot size.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by asimPK » May 11th, 2016, 11:52 am

In my opinion for average size bulbs 12cm - 14 cm a 7 inch pot is required as sufficient bulb roots and stem roots development. Bulb >15 cm in circumference may need larger pot. Soil quality and feed method may vary the requirements of pot size.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by asimPK » May 12th, 2016, 12:50 pm

What about Lilium from Vietnam,is it still dormant or stems are emerging?

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 13th, 2016, 10:19 am

asimPK wrote:What about Lilium from Vietnam,is it still dormant or stems are emerging?
Only few of the Vietnam bulbs have sprouted and may take another two months to bloom, tallest is about 10 inches..
I have harvested and placed in refrigerator Most of Asiatic lily bulbs by 10/5/16, the small bulb lets planted, have grown to over an inch in size.
Three pots having fresh sprouts almost on buds are left for observation.
Five of the smaller bulb had also re-sprouted and are also under observation.

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The tallest had only one bud/flower on first bloom, on re-sprouting it has 7 buds.I think 10 inch pot is ideal for a bulb.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 15th, 2016, 9:47 am

asimPK wrote:In my opinion for average size bulbs 12cm - 14 cm a 7 inch pot is required as sufficient bulb roots and stem roots development. Bulb >15 cm in circumference may need larger pot. Soil quality and feed method may vary the requirements of pot size.
To my mind minimum requirement is; One inch from top for water, Four inches for the stem roots, An inch to two for the bulb and remaining space for the basal roots, that makes it at least 10 inches.

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Re: Lilium 2015/16

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 15th, 2016, 11:18 am

The three pots in foreground, you think they will grow a stem and bloom?

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