RED CORAL LILY Lilium pumilum tenuifolium
It's difficult to believe how intense this red is! Each plant produces up to 30 exceptionally spotless, vivid-red flowers on tall stems. The flowers are so lustrous and glossy that they appear to have been lacquered or waxed! Plants are long lasting. They can be grown in regular soil, or rich soil. Water occasionally during dry spells as they do not like overly dry soil.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 60cm, 2 feet
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Bloom time: Summer
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. To do this, obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. First, place your container in a warm area for 8 weeks. The seeds are not expected to grow at this time. Then, place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 10-12 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout 2-4 weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. Although this germination method takes some time, germination is very reliable when the method is used.