Post by DirtyDivisions on Aug 1, 2014 16:47:15 GMT -5
Lilium catesbaei or Pine lily produces a very beautiful flower and I'm so thrilled that 2 of the three planted in my bog will be flowering this year! Here is a pic of one of the buds starting to fatten up:
Very cool naturenuts! Those are extremely hard to come by.
I know...a friend gave me a couple a few years ago. This is the first time they are flowering! I'm going to dig one up and see if there are any bulblets. Hopefully there are. Also, I plan on pollenating it so I can collect the seeds also. Let me know if you want any
DO NOT DIG!!!!!!! Unlike many of the other native lilies these guys do not grow well or at all from bublets and don't seem to produce stolons. At least not for me. They also seem to hate root disturbance. My advice would me focusing on seed. Of course I have only had one year of experience with mine before they bit the dust this winter. I just wish I had known about their lifespan. I'm kicking myself for not pollinating them.