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Weekend Plantidote 2012-07-07

jerztomato's picture


Mystery lily

This lily is 54" tall and slightly fragrant.

Is it Asian, Oriental hybrid, Aurelian, Trumpet? I tried to id it by viewing, but got even more confused. They are easy to grow as long as you give them good drainage, good air circulation (to fend off fungus) and full sun. Unfortunately, they are slug delicacy, so lots of Sluggo is necessary.

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insanelysane's picture
Submitted by insanelysane on

Fabuloso photo. Brightened my day.
Thank you!

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Submitted by NWLuna on

over the last couple of decades due to all the hybridization and cross-breeding. But whatever they're called, they are lovely.

The shape looks most consistent with Asiatic hybrids which are (usually) upward-facing, but Asiatics are usually not fragrant and not that tall. Probably not an Oriental as they are (mostly) outward-facing in shape. I was going to say probably not a Trumpet lily, since they are (usually) trumpet-shaped and outward-facing, but then I looked at this pic of a very similar lily:

on the B&D Lilies website, and would have to say you likely have a Trumpet Hybrid. Beautiful.