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Silk Road Lilies Are the Tallest in my Garden

By Newyorkrita
July 7, 2015

Do you want flowers with a haunting perfume that drifts through the garden? I recommend Silk Road.

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 6, 2015 9:02 PM CST
Looks like 5-6 feet or so? How much staking do they need? That is usually, but not always, a deal breaker for me.
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jul 7, 2015 12:50 AM CST
I grew these once years ago. I don't remember having to stake them. I grow a couple others that get that talk too. And as long as they don't have to lean towards the sun in a less than sunny location, they've never needed staking. Could it be a difference in climate or soil?
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magnolialover
Jul 7, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Silk Road is beyond amazing. It really is one of the finest lilies around. It is 7-8 feet in my garden in full sun, no staking. I also have one that is affected by dappled shade for a few hours and that one does lean a little bit so I stake that one. Stake or no stake, every garden should have this lily.
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Joy
Jul 7, 2015 1:29 PM CST
It really is a gorgeous lily. I need to get that one again.
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Newyorkrita
Jul 7, 2015 2:48 PM CST
It usually doesn't need staking. Mine are near a wooden fence so get some shade. They lean towards the sun but I rarely stake them. Yes, they are tall. Mine are 6-7 feet.
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Cem9165
Jul 7, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Rita, I have to agree, Silk Road is an amazing lily! I ordered Anastasia from a vendor, and they accidentally sent Silk Road. These were 5 bulbs planted in spring of 2013, and they have multiplied beautifully, and are 6-7 feet tall this year.

My lilies were so heavy with blooms, they did need to be staked. I also have these plants in another area of my garden, I can't wait for those to multiply. I highly recommend them as well.
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jul 8, 2015 12:25 AM CST
Wow Annette, Those are really beautiful.
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Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Jul 8, 2015 4:19 AM CST
I had wondered about planting a couple on each side of my arch. Anyone have pictures of a planting like that? Then if they need some TLC you could tie them to the trellis.
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drdawg
Jul 8, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Those Silk Roads would look great growing among my 'Sunset' Cannas and 'White Butterfuly' Gingers, both of which will get 7'. The gingers are highly fragrant and the lilies apparently would only add to that fragrance.
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