Lilium martagon-hybrid ‘Painted Ladies’ seeds- ( Turk’s cap)

$6.50

Very pretty dainty small lilies in many colours some of which may have spots.

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Description

These lovely little lilies from Jelitto Seeds come in an attractive range of colours :yellow, apricot, pink, wine-red, orange, and white blooms, and there are often purple spotted variations amongst these colours. They do best in well drained humus rich soil and prefer part shade.
Here is the enthusiastic review which coolplantsguy posted about this mix.

Sowing advice
These seeds have delayed hypogeal germination. They require a little more attention than some seeds, but are very well worth the patience. They need to be given 4 months moist dark warmth, followed by 4 months moist dark cold (2-4 deg C)for germination to commence . So:
Fold an ordinary kitchen paper towel into 3 in alternating directions to give a towel of 6.3 * 11.2 roughly. Open the last fold of the towel .Now moisten the whole towel with water, so it is only just damp. On one side of the last fold place the seeds, and refold the paper towel over the seeds. Now place it in a ziplock snack bag or similar and seal. Keep in a dark place at 18 deg C for 4 months, Check weekly to provide air movement . After 4 months move to 2 -4 deg C ( fridge will work) for 4 months. After this cool period small bulbs should have developed. Pot up the tiny bulbs covering with a 2cm layer of seed raising mix. First leaves should appear in about 3 weeks

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Turk's cap

Family

Liliaceae

Maximum Height

approx 60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20