Lilies forum: 'Delicate Joy' Asiatic lily, finding albino flowers

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jul 31, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Lowes is selling them, they are pollen free and are pink outer petals with light yellow center. Some plants have albino (totally white) flowers, is this cultivar known for that or is it just this nurseries stock?

This is very close to what it looked like, but this has pollen and my plants had no pollen, mabye this was used to create delicate joy? http://www.nemesia.co.uk/lily-asiatic-hardy-white-joy-338-p....
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Moby
Aug 1, 2014 6:06 AM CST
If the blooms are older then they could have faded in the sun. If they're newly opened then my guess is the pot is mislabled.
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Name: Joe
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Joebass
Aug 1, 2014 6:09 AM CST
I've had a double orange asiatic open orange and for whatever reason, some of the later flowers on the same stem are white. Not sure if they were like that due to a condition but it was definitely the same stem.
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Roosterlorn
Aug 1, 2014 8:08 AM CST
This is the second report I've heard about this -- about a certain lot of pink pollen-free lilies at Lowes that has albino-like features. . Each report describes them exactly the same. Anyone else seen this? Maybe I can take a run out there to see what they have.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 1, 2014 10:04 AM CST
I got them in May. The same stem had both pink and pure white flowers, they opened white or pink so no fading. I planted it in my garden so next year if it gets another white flower I'll post a photo.
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Oberon46
Aug 1, 2014 10:16 AM CST
I have these and they have always bloomed true to color - no whites I have ever seen.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jan 15, 2015 8:42 PM CST
I have seeds from this, cross pollinated from another Lily being its pollen less. Could the albino trait be passed down?
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Jan 15, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Edit Note added: I did not go back and read your previous posts description--which I should have. The plant as you describe is something different--not albino, but some other complicated genetic flaw which I can't even begin to explain without seeing the actual plant or good photos of it. It's anybody's guess right now. I'll leave my other post below since it makes good reading with a bit of information, but it's not relevant to the plant your discussing.

No, not likely. Albino in a flower is a rare and recessive characteristic where the vacuole in the cell is absent of flavonoids that contain the different pigments for the flower color. Pollenating it with a normal parent, if successful, would most often result in a normal flower generally favoring ( but not always) the color of the pollen parent. White leaves and white streaking in leaves are a little different story in that the cytoplasm which contain organelles called chloroplasts for green and chromoplasts for yellow and orange are absent or incomplete. Hence, those leaves would not turn color in the Fall.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
May 21, 2015 8:56 AM CST
No store seems to be selling them this year, unless they are waiting until late May being its been cooler than usual.

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