Interview with Lane DeVries: the Science of Growing LA Hybrids

I sat down with Lane, early on Tuesday May 21st to discuss Longiflorum Asiatic Hybrid Lilies. 

Lily: Where are we growing our Royal LA Hybrid lilies?

Lane: Over the course of the year, we grow them in both Arcata and Oxnard depending on where the growing conditions are best. Right now the bulk of our production is in Arcata.

Lily: What growing environment are we using?

Lane: We grow of Royals planted directly in the ground, covered with plastic hoop houses. Years ago we grew them under glass, but we’ve found that these lilies respond very well to the full UV spectrum of light. Glass greenhouses block UV-B, which is why you can’t get a sunburn through glass.

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