Lilies forum: ID'ing liliums ..

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Name: Dianne Larsen
Tenterfield NSW Australia

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FleudeLisCanna
Jan 29, 2015 11:58 PM CST
I'm just wondering if you can ID liliums from bloom pics?
It isn't a bother if I don't know, as I love the flowers & perfumes anyway, but if they can be ID'd here via pics, I'll add some more.
If this isn't the correct forum, please let me know. :)
Here's 3 of them to start with:

Thumb of 2015-01-30/FleudeLisCanna/040153

Thumb of 2015-01-30/FleudeLisCanna/f77712

Thumb of 2015-01-30/FleudeLisCanna/b59cf3
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Name: della
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dellac
Jan 30, 2015 6:05 AM CST
Welcome! Dianne. You found our little Lilium asylum - for incurable liliophiles!

NOIDs! NOID was a new word to me - I never heard it before I joined here. Apparently it means No IDea. I wish I could say I know the varieties you posted. I grow the middle one, but it never came labelled, so I've never known. The first two are defintely LAs and the last one I'm not so certain, but could be too.

The tightly arranged up-facing flower heads give them away as cut-flower varieties, bred by one or another of the big dutch bulb farms... and here comes the problem with IDing them. A name is a name is a name, if it still smells sweet! There are so many very similar plants and they often make it into our gardens as after thoughts from the cut-flower industry. Some vanish as quickly as they come, to be replaced the next season with something almost identical. Misnaming is common. It can be hard for even a good retailer to supply correctly labelled stock, even if they wish to. So if you buy with a name, it may not be true-to-name. If it didn't have a name, it's hard to know where to start.

But some are certainly distinctive! Just as I distinctly recognise the salmon-orange one... I just don't know what to call it! The odds of recognising and identifying garden-bred varieties is higher, but still, worth asking about any NOIDs you have pictures of. Someone might have a correct name or three. Smiling
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Roosterlorn
Jan 30, 2015 6:36 AM CST
Welcome! Dianne. I always say if a lily is healthy, looks beautiful and you like it, who cares what it's called. In that case, I might just give it a nick-name, myself. But it never hurts to ask; in fact, we like questions like this so keep them coming. Sometimes, when identifying a plant it helps to see foliage as well and knowing where you bought it can be a big, big help.

Della, I always thought NOID meant 'No Identification'. I like your definition better. NO IDEA Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jan 30, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Blinking Wrongly identified contraction!! *Blush* I had no idea! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Moby
Feb 1, 2015 10:18 AM CST
And much shorter than 'hellafino'. Whistling
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Name: della
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dellac
Feb 1, 2015 3:31 PM CST
Blinking Confused Now I need to know!
Name: Dianne Larsen
Tenterfield NSW Australia

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FleudeLisCanna
Feb 1, 2015 9:00 PM CST
dellac said: Welcome! Dianne. You found our little Lilium asylum - for incurable liliophiles!

NOIDs! NOID was a new word to me - I never heard it before I joined here. Apparently it means No IDea. I wish I could say I know the varieties you posted. I grow the middle one, but it never came labelled, so I've never known. The first two are defintely LAs and the last one I'm not so certain, but could be too.

The tightly arranged up-facing flower heads give them away as cut-flower varieties, bred by one or another of the big dutch bulb farms... and here comes the problem with IDing them. A name is a name is a name, if it still smells sweet! There are so many very similar plants and they often make it into our gardens as after thoughts from the cut-flower industry. Some vanish as quickly as they come, to be replaced the next season with something almost identical. Misnaming is common. It can be hard for even a good retailer to supply correctly labelled stock, even if they wish to. So if you buy with a name, it may not be true-to-name. If it didn't have a name, it's hard to know where to start.

But some are certainly distinctive! Just as I distinctly recognise the salmon-orange one... I just don't know what to call it! The odds of recognising and identifying garden-bred varieties is higher, but still, worth asking about any NOIDs you have pictures of. Someone might have a correct name or three. Smiling


Thank You! Trust me to 'like' another plant with 'name problems' .. I should be use to it, with being a 'canna nut' .. yes, fully agree re the 'if it looks good, smells nice & grows easily, it stays' idea Hurray!
I've known what NOID is, but I have my own version 'NFI' *Blush* .. which developed after trying to (and still am) getting canna info in correct data for myself. It does my head in!

Loving the info & pics here .. Group hug for all lilyphiles & others!
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Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Feb 2, 2015 6:03 AM CST
NFI? No errr.... Foggy Idea? Hilarious!
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Moby
Feb 2, 2015 6:43 AM CST
I sure it means 'no further information'. nodding
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Name: Connie
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Feb 2, 2015 11:07 AM CST

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Yeeeah.... Whistling

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