Lilium Pensylvanicum (Lily Pensylvanicum)

Lilium Pensylvanicum Seeds (Lily Pensylvanicum Seeds)

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This charming and short-statured Lily grows only 1 to 2 feet tall. The flowers are vivid red.

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Lilium pensylvanicum, also called the Sierra Tiger Lily and the Red Lily, is a favorite flower of the people of Yakutia. There, it is called Sardaana. It grows only in Yakutia. Yakutia or Yakut-Sakha republic is in far Northeastern Russia, in Northeastern Siberia. This charming and short-statured Lily grows only 1 to 2 feet tall. The flowers are vivid red. This is a deciduous Lily and it forms a bulb. Hardiness zones 3-8, (-37°C/-35°F, -10°C/15°F) in Winter. Likes a soil well drained, rich in organic matter. Water regularly but do not overwater. It is very easy to grow and is resistant to basal rot, just don’t let it get dried out. This Lily will tolerate sun to partial shade and will tolerate almost full sun.
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Common name Siberian Lily
Family No
Genus No
Species Lilium pensylvanicum
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Germination is hypogeal; seed sprouts as a bulb at warm temperatures, requiring a period of cold afterwards to send up its first true leaf. Lily bulbs never go fully dormant, so they must be treated carefully. Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep and keep moist. A plastic sandwich bag placed loosely over each pot will keep moisture in and cut down maintenance for a few weeks. Place in warm temperature, 70-75°F for 9-12 weeks. Then place in cold temperatures, in the refrigerator, -4°C to 4°C for 3 months and back to warm; it will send up its first true leaf in 1-2 weeks. Lily seeds are not difficult to germinate indoors and to grow under lights. The most important requirement for the planting mix is drainage while retaining moisture. Use a combination of sand, soil, vermiculite, perlite and whatever organic matter is at hand to produce a light, airy mix which retains moisture but allows good drainage.
Scarification / Stratification No

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