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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Bulb - cooked[1][2]. The bulb can be up to 4cm in diameter[3]. Rich in starch, it can be used as a vegetable in similar ways to potatoes (Solanum tuberosum).

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Lilium formosanum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Lilium formosanum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - immediate epigeal germination[4]. Sow thinly in pots from late winter to early spring in a cold frame. Should germinate in 2 - 4 weeks[5]. Great care should be taken in pricking out the young seedlings, many people prefer to leave them in the seed pot until they die down at the end of their second years growth. This necessitates sowing the seed thinly and using a reasonably fertile sowing medium. The plants will also require regular feeding when in growth. This species can flower within a year from seed, especially if sown in the early autumn[6].

Division with care in the autumn once the leaves have died down. Replant immediately[7].

Bulb scales can be removed from the bulbs in early autumn. If they are kept in a warm dark place in a bag of moist peat, they will produce bulblets. These bulblets can be potted up and grown on in the greenhouse until they are large enough to plant out[7].

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Cultivation

Prefers an open free-draining humus-rich loamy soil with its roots in the shade and its head in the sun[7].

This species only tolerates temperatures down to about -3°c[8]. It is not fully hardy outside the mildest parts of Britain and is best grown as an annual or biennial in a cool greenhouse where it can flower in the first year from seed[6][8]. In a warm climate the plant grows continually and will grow happily in pots in a conservatory[8]. The bulbs can be crammed into the pot with crocks below to give good drainage and a good loose compost above[8]. The form 'Price's var.' is an alpine form of the species, it breeds true from seed and it is hardy if grown in a sheltered spot in the rock garden[6]. The flowers diffuse a delicious sweet perfume[9]. Stem rooting, the bulbs should be planted 20cm deep[6]. Early to mid autumn is the best time to plant out the bulbs in cool temperate areas, in warmer areas they can be planted out as late as late autumn[6].

The plant should be protected against rabbits and slugs in early spring. If the shoot tip is eaten out the bulb will not grow in that year and will lose vigour[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Lilium formosanum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lilium formosanum
Genus
Lilium
Family
Liliaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)
    4. ? ? The Plantsman. Vol. 4. 1982 - 1983. Royal Horticultural Society (1982-00-00)
    5. ? RHS Lily Group. Lilies and Related Plants. ()
    6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.4 Woodcock. and Coutts. Lilies - Their Culture and Management. Country Life (1935-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)
    9. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)

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