Lilies forum: pink pefection is deformed!

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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May 28, 2013 9:51 AM CST
Got this one last year and have this deformed bloom today. What happened? Thumb of 2013-05-28/piksihk/83770e
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
May 28, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Not Pink Perfection. I think you meant Stargazer, didn't you? A distorted flower can be caused by many, many things. Does the plant have more buds and how do they look? Is the plant itself normal or does it show signs of abnormality?

The most common causes of deformed buds and flower are early sunburn caused by a sudden rise to high temperature with intense sunlight, a late frost that nipped the bud tips, insect or bird bitting the bud tip, planting a prechilled bulb in the Fall or a virused bulb itself (which it most like isn't). If it flowered normally last year, then in all likelyhood, it will be back to normal next year. I would cut any deformed buds off rather than let them bloom.
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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: California Seed Starter Ponds
May 28, 2013 7:59 PM CST
Here are my photos of Pink Perfection blooming last year in Arcata, California (95521)
Thumb of 2013-05-29/mnorberry/fc1224

Here is Star Gazer
Thumb of 2013-05-29/mnorberry/a71824
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
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May 29, 2013 3:00 AM CST
Poor old Stargazer, seems to get sold off to replace most liliums.. I ordered 10 Montezuma and got 9 downfacing[one died] Thumbs down 'mutated Stargazers
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