9 responses to “Lilium columbianum”

  1. Hugh Davis

    I saw this on Refdesk next to APOD, which I look at daily. Very nice work! If you have room, amateur photographers such as I out here would enjoy knowing the tech details of the photos–I know enough to know that botanical macro work can be demanding even if one does have a spritzer handy…
    Best wishes,
    HWD
    Fort Worth, TX

  2. Mike Kruger

    I’m a longtime fan of APOD; it’s an easy way to pick up scientific knowledge while looking at beautiful astronomy pictures a few minutes at a time. I hope this site can inform me just as well about botany.

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Hugh – but I do have to let you know I consider myself an amateur photographer, too. I’m working on getting some image gallery software up and running, and that will include the tech specs for the photographs. I’ll share another tip right now though re: macro photos – the Wimberley Plamp. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to drastically increase success with macro photography. We ought to be renting them from the garden shop with all the photographers we’ve noticed in the garden this year…
    And Mike, thanks – I hope we can meet or exceed the standard they’ve set!

  4. Grace

    Hello,
    FANTASTIC SHOT !
    cONGRATULATIONS…

  5. ruth henry

    Is this not what is commonly called the Tiger Lily?
    Ruth Henry

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Hello Ruth,
    Sure, some people also call it tiger lily. Myself, I associate tiger lily with Lilium philadelphicum, so I chose to use the common name that closely matches the scientific name.

  7. krista

    I just purchased some of the seeds for the ‘Lilium Columbianum’ today, in the hope that I can add it to my ‘native wildflower meadow’ I’m trying to get started. The instructions say to try sowing indoors in fall and keep warm for 3 months before moving outside. Do I need to keep it watered and in the sun while it is indoors (i’m a novice here)? Any other tricks on growing this successfully? – I understand it is difficult.
    Thanks.
    Krista

  8. dfgdg

    keep warm for 3 months before moving outside. Do I need to keep it watered and in the sun while it is indoors (i’m a novice here)? Any other tricks on growing this successfully

  9. Kendra

    Krista, I have had 100% success with planting tiger lily seeds (lilium columbianum). In October or November you want to put them in a plastic bag with moist peat moss (not too wet!) Leave at room temp for 2 months checking every 1-2 weeks (rotating the seeds and giving them a little ventilation each time). After your two months are up put in the refrigerator for another 2 months or untill you see sprouting. (yes, they will sprout in the refrigerator)keep checking them every 1-2 weeks. once they start sprouting plant in seedling mix wiht extra sand or pearlite for drainage, some times they can get too wet and can rot. There it is…. I have about 1000 seedlings in my greenhouse right now! Works great and is more controlled than if you did it outside. K

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