Growing Lily Seed
For 'quick-types' these include many asiatics and trumpets.
Many lilies grow quickly from seed. Collect the seed in fall,
store it in the fridge for winter. Plant lily seed much like any
other seed. A good potting mix with lots of vermiculite and
This photo: Seed pod with vinyl label identifying parentage.
Place seed at least a half an inch apart and cover with the
mix. Cover the pot with a layer of plastic.
Place your pot in a warm place until germination begins. Then put
your pot under lights or in a window. The little lilies will
appear like blades of grass coming up!
This photo: Tetraploid seed from Orienpets. Seed is kept in paper envelopes.
Transplant to your garden when weather permits. Remember to water
them their first year out. They will have tiny little bulbs.
Expect some bloom the coming year with more in the next season.
This photo: These seedlings were kept in the shade of our deck to
conserve moisture and allow any late seeds to germinate. They
were planted out later in summer.