Lilies forum: Are LA lilies petals more sensetive to wind than other Lilies?

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Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Sep 2, 2015 10:52 PM CST
This summer we had a lot of strong winds that also lasted unusually long, for over a week at a time.
Now most lilies are okay with that, although a few needed emergency support, but I noticed that my LA lilies (I only grow two, 'Eyeliner' and 'Golden Stone') while having very strong stalks, had a lot of damage to their petals, with many blooms literally blowing to pieces. I didn't notice this in the Asiatics or indeed even in the OT's although we had similar winds later in the summer as well. Also I noticed while dead heading, that 'Eyeliner' was very sensitive to petal damage to fresh blooms as they fell of easily.

Does anyone now if this is a general weakness in the LA's or have had similar experience with them?
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Sep 5, 2015 12:11 PM CST
I've had similar experiences. Not sure I'd call it a weakness as the petals have great substance, though it does seem to be a liablilty.
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Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Sep 5, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Thanks!!!
Name: della
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dellac
Sep 6, 2015 2:30 AM CST
Yep, I find LA petals will snap off if you sneeze at them. Hilarious!
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Sep 6, 2015 9:12 AM CST
That's about right!
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Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Sep 6, 2015 1:07 PM CST
dellac said:Yep, I find LA petals will snap off if you sneeze at them. Hilarious!

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