Lilies forum: Lankon , Never fails to surprise!

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Dec 13, 2014 3:06 AM CST
I put a few lankons out in sale today , but this one absolutely surprised me.. 1/2 - 1/2... Confused
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Dec 13, 2014 8:16 AM CST
The many faces of Lankon! Next year? Confused
Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Dec 14, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Here are photos of the ones that bloomed this year for me.
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Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Dec 14, 2014 12:32 PM CST
Anthony, that one is half Darth Vader half angel!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Dec 14, 2014 6:43 PM CST
I'm willing to forgive the many faces (good description) of Lankon because of its enormous hybrid vigor.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
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Roosterlorn
Dec 14, 2014 8:59 PM CST
A favorite feature of mine is the long graceful upright pedicels with elegant pendant buds and flowers. Has anyone tried any hybridizing with Lankon?
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Dec 14, 2014 11:34 PM CST
Only because I happen to have pollen on my brush and an open flower right there, I did try:
Lankon x Karen North
Lankon x L. lankongense
Lankon x 2n asiatic hybrid seedling (Ilga x Stellar Light)

Of course, none even produced a tiny pod.
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
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
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gwhizz
Dec 15, 2014 3:49 AM CST
I threw a virused Lankon in the bin tonight!.. better to be safe! Thumbs up
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Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Dec 15, 2014 5:03 AM CST
Rick; next year try opposite. I have seeds from 4n trumpet x Lankon.
Ille bra,se.
Name: Joe
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Joebass
Dec 15, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Nice stand Rick! I thought it was a triploid but I believe Øystein! Instead of dabbing on it this year I will dab with it! Lorn, I tried some tetra crosses on it with no luck. Tetra asiatics and LO's.
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Dec 18, 2015 5:33 AM CST
Here's another example of half and half 'Lankon':

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Mindful of what Rick mentioned about asymmetrical tango patterns, I wonder how the spotting in 'Lankon' is related to the tango pattern. Are they in fact the same phenomenon controlled by the same gene(s)? Because we don't tend to think of 'Lankon' as a tango. And other Lilium lankongense hybrids have delicate point spotting but we don't think of those as tangos either. Hmmm...
Minnesota and Alaska (Zone 3a)
freezengirl
Apr 5, 2016 8:53 AM CST
I think all of you are enablers even if you don't mean to be. I saw these pictures of Lankon and ended up adding three of them to my B&D spring order. Thumbs up
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Apr 5, 2016 12:24 PM CST
One can't be sure they will make it that far north, but they are definitely worth a try. So far mine (just west of Minneapolis) seem to want to split before they get big enough to produce more than six flowers per stem. (Lilium longiflorum) Easter lilies do that in a big way in our climate, and often break up into non-flowering size bulbs. So this is likely a trait that has carried over into Lankon, as it is L. longiflorum hybrid x L. lankongense. Mine grow in full sun.

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