Lilies forum: Bonbini lily?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 4, 2011 12:45 PM CST
This was an impulse purchase. It is from the Royal Hort Soc in Britain.
I am assuming that it is an Asiatic? The packaging does not say?
It appears to be white/cream with pink lines and a yellow center?
Has anyone grown this one? or know what it is?
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Apr 4, 2011 1:04 PM CST
Oooh...Good choice! One of my favorites. Bonbini is an Orienpet (Oriental Trumpet hybrid)

I don't have a pic of mine on my laptop, but if I have a chance, I'll post one later. I've grown it the last three years in pots. Then I un-pot and store the bulbs over winter in my lily fridge since they won't survive my winter temps outdoors. One good thing I've been told when I do post the pic is that the pink "star'"inside is much more pronounced due to our cooler summer temps. Apparently it is not as distinct in warmer climes.

Not sure how cold you get in Calgary so perhaps someone else can pipe in with its actual winter hardiness.

I think you'll be pleased with your impulse purchase!

Barbara
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
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chocolatemoose
Apr 4, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Not the best pics, but the ones I can find.
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 4, 2011 2:11 PM CST

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'Bonbini' is an excellent choice. I'm not sure what you climate is compared to lily grower Lynette Westfall of Valley K Lily Ranch in Canada, but it seems to me that OTs do well there with mulching, she is located 1/4 mile south of the scenic Battle River Valley, southeast of Camrose, Alberta, Canada. She's a great person to have as a reference in your climate, as would the folks at the Lily Nook.

We are warmer here and what I get here is pictured below. I'm sure you will find this lily most pleasing, I know I do.
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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Apr 4, 2011 3:17 PM CST
Here is Bonbini that bloomed for me in 2010.Thumb of 2011-04-04/mnorberry/541d59
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Apr 4, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Got to move my Bonbini to get more sun...The colors on mine last year were not nearly so vivid. So doggone pretty!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 5, 2011 7:10 PM CST
Your replies are encouraging.
It really does have that star !
I'll need to mulch or else lift and refrigerate the bulbs in fall.

It is good when impulse purchases turn out !
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 24, 2013 2:47 PM CST

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I'm noticing Bonbini DB pics, some up-facing, others out-facing and some semi-down facing. What causes this?
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Feb 24, 2013 3:38 PM CST

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I would say that those positions are within the range described in the register description which is up to out facing. Normal for Bonbini. For a mature plant with lots of blooms the lowermost blooms may be forced a bit downward. Usually the uppermost bloom(s) are upfacing.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 24, 2013 4:23 PM CST

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Thanks for the information Connie.
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gwhizz
Feb 24, 2013 7:19 PM CST
It 'IS' a lovely lilium.....they all are....Bev, try adding a bit of 'pottash' to your soil.....may help Shrug!
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 20, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Bonbini has been in my garden for about four years it is lovely. Here is my photo:

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jun 16, 2014 3:30 AM CST
I think Ive managed to score 3 bulbs Hurray!
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