I'm afraid I am not a good old gardener. I've just retired (very young) to a house by the sea with a large garden and suddenly got the bug. I've spent a year doing research and now consider myself one of the UK's best theoretical gardeners. Just don't come near me with that spade - LOL.
Actually my greenhouse
is going up as soon as we get the jungle round the house cleared and the lady boss is not really being very stroppy.(UK word? Means objectionable.)
were sold to me as lilium formosanum and certainly look the part.
germinates in 2-3 weeks at room temperatures. plant
out in rich, moist soil in full sun or the partial shade. It grows in temperate areas (zones
5-8) and can't tolerate temperatures below 25F/-3C. It can be grown in pots in colder areas so that you can take it inside to a basement or garage for the winter. Give plenty of fertilizer--liquid kelp and fish emulsion are good, and dress with composted cow manure. Protect it from rabbits, who enjoy eating it. You can make more plants
by dividing the bulbs in the fall of the third year when the leaves have died down for the season, or if you don't pick the flowers
, you can snap off the seed
pods when they are ripe and plant
As for swapping. Firstly I'm in the UK and secondly the price of postage is more than the price of seeds
so unless somebody offers it is not really worthwhile.
I would post a picture of my kitchen table but haven't worked out how to do that yet.
God bless you all. Really friendly site by the way.