Lilies forum: Lankon

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 24, 2012 12:39 AM CST
A fellow member on another forum (North American Rock Gardein Society) has asked about the culture of Lankon. I can't think of a better place then here to get her answer, since many of you posted such nice pics of your own.

Judging from all your successes, it doesn't seem to picky. What hints do you all have for her? She is lives in Australia.

Thanks,
Rick

Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Aug 24, 2012 3:25 AM CST
Has she been able to import a bulb to here already, Rick? Confused
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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Aug 24, 2012 3:04 PM CST
I had no problems in my area - (Arcata, CA) Planted in plastic container, foggy morning, afternoon sun.

Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 24, 2012 4:46 PM CST
Andrew, apparently it is available through a catalog she received there. She lives somewhere in Victoria.

Michael, she can interpolate some temperature and sun tolerance from you info, thanks. can you be at all specific about the soil medium? Remember she is in Australia and won't have the same brands of mixes that we do in the US. (It's like when the British say they plant in John Innes #2: what the heck is that?)

If you don't know, than just say so, please.

Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Aug 24, 2012 6:15 PM CST
AAAAAAAH-!!!!!!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Big Grin Green Grin! Lovey dubby -I just purchased '3',.,.thank you for the awakening,.,.They are here on our Island at a nursery up in the north {VDQ BULBS}
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Moby
Aug 24, 2012 10:26 PM CST
I had no idea what conditions Lankon required, so I planted it at the sunniest end of my shady martagon bed. It grew to nearly 3' with 2 blooms.
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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Aug 25, 2012 11:05 AM CST
I just use whatever potting soil is on sale (Mostly ACE). It has no fertilizer in the mix, I add some bonemeal at time of potting, and add more pertile for good drainage. Water twice a week, and I will again after it blooms give it more fertilizer 10-10-10 (balance or more bonemeal). I live in the city so the animals normally do not dig up the plants because of the bonemeal.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Jul 22, 2013 4:19 AM CST
Today I unearthed single pots of Lankon purchased last July for the 1st time in Australia...I ended up buying 23 bulbs last year and sold 17 potted...A lot of you may recall the nice dark ones I listed pics of ... {still got em]....I could not believe the vigour and growth of the bulbs I saw today .. Each single bulb had divided into 3, with an active stem ,already 4 inches long.. each cluster of old stem roots had 3 basal bulbils present...As I grow all my stock in pots, I made sure to select a much larger pot, this time, to accommodate future growth..This lily for me really gets the Thumbs up
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Jul 23, 2013 8:01 PM CST
Say, Anthony--It would be interesting to know if all those divisions and offsets yield precisely the same flower. I've heard that even in cloning, there may be produced a variety of flower patterns. I've also heard that it's somewhat of a chimera, too, with somewhat different color pattern flowers on the same plant. Humm--is there such thing as a stable chimera? I guess so..... or, maybe I should ask: is Lankon an unstable hybrid?
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jul 23, 2013 8:37 PM CST
I ordered 3 Lankon bulbs from Faraway Flowers, hoping that I just might get a mix of light and dark forms.
They are all the light form - I'm certainly not complaining, though!

Roosterlorn said: I've heard that even in cloning, there may be produced a variety of flower patterns.

I am guessing this is when cloned in vitro, rather than by traditional division or scaling?


'Roosterlorn said: Humm--is there such thing as a stable chimera? I guess so.....

Of course there can be. A good example is the Sanseveria with the yellow edged leaves.


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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Jul 23, 2013 9:05 PM CST
Some 'scale and grow' people for retail markets are already reporting pattern and color variation. If that is true, then natural division in a garden would be expected to drift, would it not? I see a lot of variation in the photos on here already. Why do you suppose that is? There must be instability within this hybrid. What will successive offsets over a ten year period produce?
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 23, 2013 10:14 PM CST

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No known drift with Lankon; it is several different clones that are very similar and one of them is a darker form. It is being sold like it is a single clone though. At least that is my recollection when it first came out. It was also featured in a QB article.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jul 24, 2013 3:33 AM CST
I must be with 'Darth Vader' on the 'Dark Side'
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Moby
Jul 24, 2013 7:41 AM CST
You sure are! Hilarious!
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patweppler
Jul 5, 2015 9:19 AM CST
I seen this on the net and thought I would ask if you can take Lankon to Lankon and produce seeds that way......... since it is a cross within species thought that this might work........
I have 10 of them that are growing great but I used a stem root helping soil and it seems to have done good for them. I also planted them in full sun.....
I see most of them are forming flower buds and will get about 3 per stem by the looks of it........
but just wandered whether scaling is better or can do this by seed??
they are a very sturdy plant as well...and fairly tall.......

I know the lily breeder told me that as far as he knows Lankon has not been crossed with anything successfully ...........

Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Jul 5, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Pat you can not get seed on lankon by crossing it with another lankon because it is a clone. That means they are the same. Also I do believe it is sterile. It multiplies pretty good for me. It started as 2 bulbs 3 years ago and now has 11 flowering stems!

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patweppler
Jul 5, 2015 1:45 PM CST
ok thanks.......thought it might be difference since it is two species....
will wait for it to multiple on its own

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BUGGYCRAZY
Jul 5, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Mine is light colored but this is the first year it bloomed having been frost bit the first year. It has done extremely well here in the horrible heat we have been having since early May. It is one of the very few that did not burn and the blooms actually lasted 2 or more days in full sun and 100F. All types of lilies are fried here, and it looks like many orientals have completely died.



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patweppler
Jul 5, 2015 6:51 PM CST
it is still pretty in the light color
I like how Lankon hangs down like it does
very interesting lily
waiting for mine to bloom but not for a bit yet I do not think

100F that is way to hot for any type of flower to survive
is that your normal type of weather there?? or is this just an odd year
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Claudia
Jul 5, 2015 7:01 PM CST
This one is really catching my eye!
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