Comment concerning Lily (Lilium 'Belladonna'): Preferred over the Golden StarGazer

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As a comment about Lily (Lilium 'Belladonna'), magnolialover wrote:

Enormous fragrant yellow flowers on strong stems.
Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Feb 6, 2013 12:31 PM CST
Lily producers, such as B&D Lilies, have actually stopped producing the Golden Stargazer because this one is so much better in color and stature
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Feb 7, 2013 6:46 PM CST
I still adore Golden Stargazer. Smiling
Tracey
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
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Roses_R_Red
Feb 7, 2013 7:54 PM CST
So do I, but I'm curious to see what BellaDonna looks like next to Golden StarGazer.
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Feb 8, 2013 8:39 AM CST
I think they are very different flowers. 'Belladonna' has a larger, different color of yellow flower. They are both nice, having grown both of them.
Tracey
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Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Charter ATP Member Region: Pennsylvania Hibiscus Container Gardener Clematis Region: Northeast US
Annuals Echinacea Winter Sowing Seed Starter Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Roses_R_Red
Feb 8, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Do you have any idea why one of the growers thinks that the Belladonna is better?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 9, 2013 8:12 AM CST
Larger flower, possible better disease resistance. Haven't had any problem with it falling to virus in the many years I have had it. Different people have different experiences with different things. Seems like I had heard it was more prone to virus, it just hasn't been my personal experience.

Some of the "new improved" lilies haven't done well here. So perhaps it's a little bit of trying to buy what you like, seeing how it does for you and evaluating your own space. But most of all, enjoying every minute of it. Thumbs up
Tracey

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