Sunday, May 17, 2009

Consider the Lilies

I can never wait until they open completely before I starting taking pictures.
From Collages

These are some white LA that I have had for years and a red called 'Black Out' that was new last year. Many of the LA lilies have no name, either were from a mixed package or have been divided and moved around over the years.


  1. I'm still doing my research on which lilies to plant this fall. They are definitely on my list, as are daffodils. The lady from B & D Lilies told me that Orienpets do well in the deep South, so I'm gonna' try them as well as your recommended LA's. I also want to try the new "LO's" (cross between longiflorum and oriental.) I'm betting that anything that is a hybrid with Easter lily (the "L") will do better in the South. Do you have any experience with Formosa's?

  2. I just found your blog and I sure do like what I see. Some beautiful shots of your lilies. Hope you have a nice day. Becca

  3. glenda (gldno1)Monday, May 18, 2009

    Nell, they are beautiful. I used to have lots of Asiatics, but they seem to have played out. I managed to dig into some last year and have moved them here and there.

    Yours, of course, are way ahead of mine.

    Are your pictures like mine.....I seem to have a cat or dog in each one. They follow me around as I garden.

  4. I love lillies...and pretty much all other flowers...they are so wondrously designed by our Creator!

    Thank you so much for stopping by!
    A gardenia by the sink sounds would make me smile! thanks for sharing!

  5. Davy, did you read what B&D said about the LO's and LA's coming to market before the different cultivars were proven?

    I tried LO Triumphator TWICE. Total Failure. I tried Red Hot, which was neither red nor hot. It failed to return the next year.

    I think I've mentioned how much I like Orania.

    I think the Dazzle lilies I ordered last fall are not yellow, but white. I hate when they send something like that, and they came from the same vendor as the previous ones. On the plus side, the white are the hardiest lilies, guess it is the Longiflorum gene.

    I've never grown Formosa lilies, but have seen them all over the county, out at the edge of people's yards where they were thrown out with the trash, and thrived.

    Lastly, Mama liked to grow Regal lilies. They've done well for me, too.

  6. I have indeed read what B & D said about the new LO and LA cultivars. That's why I plan to only try the varieties they recommend or ones that have a good record. It's funny that Triumphator has done so terribly for you since I read some person from the Houston, TX area praising it to the stars. I'm intending to really ask around before this fall and do some serious homework. Thanks for all your input. Why do we always want to plant what doesn't grow well in our area?! : )


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