Lily prerennializing in Ithaca, Holland, Louisiana

May 2010 issue of the Cornell Flower Bulb Research Program Research Newsletter:

In Newsletter Number 10, we first reported on our experiences with multi-year flowering of a variety of “cut flower” hybrid lilies at Cornell’s outdoor trialing site, Bluegrass Lane, in Ithaca NY. In 2002-2003, we planted a range of LA, Asiatic and Oriental hybrid lilies to investigate perennialization. While not a formal trial, the 2006 newsletter showed that a range of hybrids, primarily bred for cut flower use, performed very well in outdoor garden situations in upstate New York (USDA zone 5). We therefore became more interested in expending this project, and ultimately a formal project was initiated in late spring, 2007. In addition to ongoing funding from Anthos, the Dutch PT provided funding for the non-Ithaca locations and we are grateful for their support.

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