‘Silver Summer’s End’ Strain (hypogeal)

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‘Silver Summer’s End’ Strain (hypogeal)

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‘Silver Summer’s End’ Strain    

Wonderful F1 hybrids from L. speciosum var. album, all with white, fragrant, outfacing, semi-recurved flowers in August.

(50 seeds in packet)
Each packet includes growing instructions specific to type.

SSS   $6.00

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Note:  All seed packets include 50 seeds (40 for those marked "rare") and growing instructions specific to type.
(If your order is for 1 to 9 packets of seeds only, the shipping charge is $2; for 10 or more packets, $5 to $8.)

Growing lilies from hypogeal seeds is for the experienced gardener, requiring a bit more care in their germination.

They first develop bulblets underground (while temperatures are warm, so start them in summer or indoors in the fall); winter cold (or 12 weeks of refrigeration) is needed before the first leaf can emerge above ground. You can give the warm stage/cool stage treatment to seeds in plastic bags of damp (but aerated) peat or vermiculite; watch the bulblets grow, then put them in the fridge for "winter" until ready to plant outside. These will show a few flowers in the second summer after the first leaf appears, with large stems the following year.

As you've requested, we've added some of the rarer species. We've also added Oriental strains with a wider gene pool than the bred-for-forcing Oriental cultivars produced by Dutch breeders.