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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 30, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Any of you folks who want to add some scent to your gardens think about adding some OT lilies (oriental, trumpet lilies crossed) Some of them get quite tall and the scent wafts over the garden. I keep adding a few more here and there each year.

I do not plant oriental lilies in my garden they are not hardy here.
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Name: Lisa Klette
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Lilydaydreamer
Mar 30, 2015 7:40 PM CST
I agree

This one is over 6 ft tall, heavenly scent.

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Natalie
Mar 30, 2015 8:13 PM CST
WOW! That is stunning! Where do you order yours from? I've looked online, but other than the prices, I can't tell a good seller from a bad seller. Sure would be nice to have some great fragrance in the daylily garden! Some of them do smell really good, but with mine, I have to get pretty close to them. These would make me think that the daylilies smell extra good!
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Name: Lisa Klette
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Lilydaydreamer
Mar 30, 2015 9:37 PM CST
B &D lilies but they are pricey. I look for sales and scoop them up then. From B & D, I have a fantastic "golden splendor" strain that is super fragrant too.

I have purchased a few orientals and orienpets through coops either here or on cubits.
Just be careful with the source for the coop as I once got bulbs that once they started growing, clearly had the mosaic virus and I had to destroy them. Crying

Edited to clarify that the coop with the virus bulbs was not here and not on cubits and many years ago. I did contact the host and inform them ( including pictures) They said they would inform the supplier but nothing came of it....last coop I did with them.
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daylilydreams
Mar 30, 2015 10:28 PM CST
Natalie, I have ordered some from The Lily Garden she has a nice selection of lots of types of lilies. http://thelilygarden.com/

I also got some here on ATP thru co-op's when they have one. I recently potted some up from the last one here on ATP. Just watch for one early in the year if they do another. Guess I was lucky the ones I got thru the co-op were healthy.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Mar 30, 2015 10:30 PM CST
Thanks Lisa and Betty. I appreciate the information! I know that this is the wrong time to be buying them, so that will give me plenty of time to do some more research on them.
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fiwit
Mar 31, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Actually, now is the right time to plant StarGazers, which are about the only asiatic/oriental lilies I've added to my yard. Their fragrance is heavenly, but can be overpowering, so I plant them away from the house, near the curbs so passers by can enjoy them. I get mine at Home Depot, because it's easier.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Mar 31, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Thanks Mary. I don't remember seeing StarGazers at HD, but I'll look again.
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Mar 31, 2015 10:22 AM CST
At my local stores (HD/Lowes), they're either in the entry-way between the outside and inside doors at the front of the store (HD), or in the not-quite-outdoors section of the garden section (Lowes). They're either $10 or $15/pak here - I forget which.

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Dennis616
Mar 31, 2015 11:15 AM CST
I've planted several different OLs in the past, purchased from Lowes. Incredible flowers and surprisingly tough-- handled poor soil and drought with no problem. Mine got about 3-4' tall. Fragrance was amazing too. Not sure how they would look mixed in with daylilies but the foliage is different enough to be a nice contrast.
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Frillylily
Mar 31, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Are all of the lilies scented? I would like to find some that don't smell, I am allergic to the fragrance.
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daylilydreams
Mar 31, 2015 1:37 PM CST
No, not all lilies are scented. I have not noticed a scent to Asiatic lilies. I do not like strong scents indoors because of allergies, but the scent from the scented lilies outdoors away from the house do not bother me. You may be way more sensitive to the fragrance.
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Frillylily
Mar 31, 2015 2:26 PM CST
I like the trumpets and the ones with the speckles on them (not sure what they are)
I had a pink lily of some sort that smelled rather strongly-was nice- but it made me itch every time I worked around it and I finally dug it out!
I just bought some at my local lily society's annual sale, and I hope to plant these farther from the other areas now that I have a larger yard.

Name: Wes
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Wes
Apr 3, 2015 11:22 PM CST
While daylilies are by far my favorite flowers I'm definitely a fan of true lilies, Orientals and others. As mentioned, the heights, foliage, and scent are a great bonus in just about any landscape.

I've never actually planted in close proximity to daylilies in my garden but I find the taller varieties a great addition to "mature" landscapes that offer little space for new additions. It's the vertical thing. I find the foliage kinda boring until they're three stems or more but as always, it's worth the wait.

I'm fearful my favorite didn't make the winter? An Oriental called "Muscadet", it went 4' the first year and 5' after that (well beyond it's registered height) .Big stems, big leaves, blooms bigger than a pie plate. If she's gone, she will be replaced with 6 more!

There are flowers I never bother to replace after a winter kill / pot loss. Then again there are those that have some kind of "special"....

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Natalie
Apr 3, 2015 11:50 PM CST
Wes, I really need to see your picture now! Big Grin
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Apr 4, 2015 1:06 AM CST
Natalie said:Wes, I really need to see your picture now! Big Grin


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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Apr 5, 2015 10:17 AM CST
I was at Home Depot yesterday, so I picked up a pack of 5 stargazer lilies!
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floota
Apr 8, 2015 5:28 PM CST
I've been growing the Orientals and Orienpets for about 15 years among the daylilies. Love the fragrance and visitors love it too. BUT, one bulb planted will make a huge clump in five years and encroach on the daylilies. Some of the Orienpets are also very tall ( 8' or better) so they have to be placed in the very back of the garden. I've got to lift many of these clumps of lilies this fall. I don't have space to keep them all so will probably sell the excess. Can't find all the garden pics but these might give an idea of the clumps of lilies incorporated in the garden. Well actually these only show a couple of clumps. The Orienpets bloom later and these might be OT's because they bloom right during the main bloom season.

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Name: Char
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Apr 8, 2015 5:57 PM CST

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Beautiful Julie! I've added a few Orientals to the display garden over the years, love the fragrance in the evening while I live head. I need to add more. Smiling
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daylilydreams
Apr 8, 2015 6:32 PM CST
My lilies do not increase like Julie's likely due to climate and perhaps soil. Julie yours really make a statement in such huge clumps they are lovely.
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