Germination Guide

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Lilium bolanderi

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This species needs special care as described.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below 25F
Lilium bulbiferum

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This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
both seeds and bulblets should be sown in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium bulbiferum (seeds)

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium buschianum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium callosum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium canadense

*

This species needs special care as described.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium candidum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium carniolicum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium centifolium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium cernuum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium chalcedonicum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium ciliatum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium columbianum

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium concolor

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium concolor v. strictum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium cordatum

*

This species needs special care as described.

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
20% germination; Seedlings are more vulnerable to frost than mature plants. Process can be speeded up but if timing is wrong it will germinate in fall and not survive winter
Lilium cordifolium

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This species needs special care as described.

H

Use repeated cycles of 4°C, then 20°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
20% germination; Seedlings are more vulnerable to frost than mature plants. Process can be speeded up but if timing is wrong it will germinate in fall and not survive winter
Lilium davidii

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium distichum

*

This species needs special care as described.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium duchartrei

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium fargesi

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium formosanum

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
plant needs a long warm growing season
Lilium formosanum v. pricei

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Lilium grayi

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This species needs special care as described.

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium hansonii

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This species needs special care as described.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium henryi

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
may take several warm-cold cycles
Lilium humboldti

*

This species needs special care as described.

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium hybrid

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium japonicum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium kelleyanum

*

This species needs special care as described.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium kelloggii
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium lancifolium

*

This species needs special care as described.
Diploid form: A or C. Common triploid does not form seed. Bulbils will transmit virus if parent plant infected
Lilium lankongense

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium ledebouri

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium leichtlinii

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium lijiangense

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium lophophorum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium mackliniae

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
may take several warm-cold cycles
Lilium mackliniae 'Naga Pink'

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
may take several warm-cold cycles
Lilium mackliniae 'Saramati'

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
may take several warm-cold cycles
Lilium maculatum v. dauricum

*

This species needs special care as described.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
may take several warm-cold cycles
Lilium majoense

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium maritimum

*

This species needs special care as described.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium martagon

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
If sown when ripe in warm climate, micro bulb formation may take place same summer but if summer is short it will wait another year. Seed from 2018 Seedex germinated in the first warm cycle. When that happens, keep the seedlings growing for as long as possible to foster bulb development.
Lilium martagon f. album

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium martagon ssp. cattaniae

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium martagon v. album

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
If sown when ripe in warm climate, micro bulb formation may take place same summer but if summer is short it will wait another year.
Lilium medeoloides

*

This species needs special care as described.

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium michauxii

*

This species needs special care as described.

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium michiganense

*

This species needs special care as described.

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium monadelphum

*

This species needs special care as described.

B

Sow @ 20°C. If seed does not germinate within 3 months, try 4°C for 1-2 months, then 20°C again.
4 months warm, then 4 months cold
Lilium nanum

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium nepalense

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium nobilissimum

*

This species needs special care as described.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
plant needs a long warm growing season
Lilium ocellatum

*

This species needs special care as described.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium oxypetalum var. insigne

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
Lilium pardalinum

*

This species needs special care as described.

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium pardalinum ssp. vollmeri

*

This species needs special care as described.

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium parryi

*

This species needs special care as described.

D

Use repeated cycles of 20°C, then 4°C for 3 months each. Germination is very prolonged.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C
Lilium parvum

*

This species needs special care as described.
sow in Fall; keep moist over Winter; do not expose to temps below -3C