Lilies forum: Nice thick stems!

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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 14, 2014 4:24 PM CST
I have a few real nice stems this year. It's hard to get perspective but trust me they are thick.


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The first pic is my stand of L. sargentiae. A lot of small guys with 2 nice ones.

Second pic is some thick Lankon stems. The one on the right should go over 5 ft with 7+ blooms I'm hoping.

Third pic is a really girthy Scheherazade. This thing has one of the thickest stems I've ever seen and the leaves are huge, probably 9 inches plus! I'm guessing it will go over 7 feet this year. I'm glad Judith Freeman threw it in on my first lily catalog order a few years ago. It is a great performer in the garden!
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
May 14, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Stems... soon a garden full of lilies! Drooling
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
May 18, 2014 7:24 AM CST
Nice foliage on some lilies




This is a nice stem of 'midnight' that is dwarfed by my giant 'Scheherazade'.


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This a first year (for me) LA hybrid 'Pirandello'. The leaves are really big and are more reminiscent of LO leaves to me but it does have Longiflorum in the bloodlines so I guess the leaves could have more L influence.

Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 18, 2014 8:13 AM CST
I guess I'm a fan of long narrow, dainty fern-like foliage rather than wider bold type leaves--except in the case of dwarf Orientals. There I think the well rounded leaves add to their overall garden appeal.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
May 19, 2014 3:39 AM CST
Pirandello lasted 2 seasons here and then Thumbs down [nomatter where it was placed ].. but ,I do grow in pots.. So ,Joe I will be interested to hear of its progress I'm all ears!
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
May 19, 2014 6:25 PM CST
I'm another one that likes the fine foliage. Reminds me of prehistoric tree ferns - if only I were the size of an aphid! Rolling on the floor laughing

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