Lilies forum: Fragrant Asiatics or LAs?

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 2, 2011 9:16 PM CST
Russ bought me some lilies for my birthday, they are yellow, with reddish dots, and either Asiatics or LAs. But they are very nicely fragrant. I knew some of the Asiatics had a slight fragrance, but not this pronounced. Very sweet, not overpowering.

So, which Asiatics or LAs do you grow that are quite fragrant?

Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 2, 2011 11:30 PM CST

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Sounds more LA to me. Most fragrant Asiatics are L. lankongense hybrids and usually not of the upfacing form for cut flowers.

Fragrance in the LAs come from the L. longiflorum influence. That is to say, Easter Lily. Remember the days when you could walk into a grocery store around Easter time and smell those cut Easter Lilies? Now it seems they have no fragrance, it has been hybridized out, like a lot of the newer roses.

I have had a hard time growing the lankongense hybrids, though I do have an Ed McRae seedling that is fragrant. I haven't grown many of the LAs. I do have Samur which is fragrant but is pink and white.

I don't suppose you got a photo of them? I think there are a number of LAs fitting your description, I just don't know which ones are fragrant.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 3, 2011 5:09 PM CST
Here they are. This angle won't help much, though. So, are most of the LAs fragrant, or do I need to search for fragrant ones? I grow a lot of the LAs, and just never noticed fragrance before.


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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 3, 2011 11:36 PM CST

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Like I said, I haven't grown many LAs. My Samur is lightly fragrant and I suspect many LAs are lightly fragrant.

I searched my old notes from the 2003 PNWLS Lily Symposium for info because I thought maybe Judith Freeman may have mentioned something about the LAs regarding fragrance. Well she mentioned something about LAs but it was that many are susceptible to virus (from the longiflorum genes).

Chances are you won't be able to ID your BD lilies. The Dutch are notorious for changing their names over time. Wish I knew what they are since you say they are "quite fragrant".
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 5, 2011 11:23 AM CST
I know I will never be able to ID it. I was just hoping for some input on some other fragrant ones.

Thank you for searching your notes. I haven't grown an awful lot of LAs either. And I've never noticed fragrance on any of them, but I didn't have them in the house.

Another pic.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 5, 2011 11:24 AM CST
As lilies go, it's really not even unique I guess, other than the fragrance.

One more:


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Moby
Feb 6, 2011 10:28 AM CST
I have a few LAs, the only one that is notably fragrant to me is Cecil

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 6, 2011 12:37 PM CST
I'll have to look for Cecil, then. Thanks. I enjoy cutting the OTs and Orientals, but if I can have some earlier flowers for the house, great!
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Moby
Feb 6, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Well, you could look for them... or maybe a friend could share some with you. ;)
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 6, 2011 5:09 PM CST
Awww, thanks. I have some purty new ones coming.
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
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bbrookrd
Feb 8, 2011 10:03 AM CST
I got a bonus bulb in a coop in 2008 from Faraway that was marked Div 8 Varanda

Huge, heavily scented, sideways facing, creamy/yellow flowers, short sturdy stems, about 30 inches tall, highly reccomended
But I have no photo of it. I remember that Vossner got it too. Patti

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