Lilies forum: Looking for pink lily

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LAS14
Jul 1, 2011 12:05 PM CST
A few years ago I had a beautiful solid pink lily, a very clear pink color. It's the pink of Chiffon Morn petunia, Bonica rose, geranium striatum sanguinem. It died and I've been looking for it ever since. But photos are so unreliable!

In the fall of 2009 I thought I'd found them. Lily Algarve. But the only place I could find to buy them required that I get 30 for $29. So I planted all thirty in a fallow place in the veggie garden. The spring of 2010 only 3 came up, I figure voles. Those 3 were bitten off by a woodchuck. So I bought another 30 in the fall of 2010. Finally one has bloomed and it's way too dark a pink. So my quest begins again.

Can anyone help me replace my beautiful pink lily?

TIA
LAS
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jul 1, 2011 12:17 PM CST
do you have a picture to show us?

Charter ATP Member
LAS14
Jul 1, 2011 2:24 PM CST
No. That's the problem. I no longer have the lily, and pictures "lie." The pictures I saw of Algarve looked right, but in real life it's much too dark, as an example.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
Container Gardener Birds Bromeliad Seed Starter Region: Indiana Plumerias
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kareoke
Jul 1, 2011 5:56 PM CST
These are the pinks I have
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Charter ATP Member
LAS14
Jul 1, 2011 8:27 PM CST
Thanks. But none of those are my mystery lily because none of them are a solid, unvariegated color, even if the photos might not replicate the pink perfectly. I do appreciate your efforts, though.

LAS
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
Horse,cattle owners click klenepipe
Charter ATP Member Mules Daylilies Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Cut Flowers
Container Gardener Birds Bromeliad Seed Starter Region: Indiana Plumerias
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kareoke
Jul 2, 2011 6:27 AM CST
OK Big Grin
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Jul 2, 2011 8:55 PM CST
LAS, is this the lily you are looking for? Van Engelen is offering Algarve in their fall catalog.

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LAS14
Jul 3, 2011 11:52 AM CST
This photo shows the color I want, but when the Algarve I bought bloomed they were quite a bit darker... tending toward maroon, although not maroon. But this gives me hope - from the catalogue:

"This luscious beauty opens deep vibrant pink and matures to warm satin pink." I went out and looked again and, indeed, it is lighter now. Maybe it will be just what I want when it "matures." Maybe I only remember the perfect part of the cycle, not the darker younger blossoms. I'll let you know.

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LAS14
Jul 3, 2011 12:16 PM CST
My new "Tiny Athlete" lily has just bloomed, and it is the exact right color and consistency (no variagation). But, of course, it is tiny. Either my memory is faulty or Algarve is not quite it. Keep the suggestions coming if you can!

TIA
LAS

Charter ATP Member
LAS14
Jul 8, 2011 6:21 PM CST
I've decided that Algarve is, indeed, my sought after lily. It took a week, but it did "mature to a warm satin pink," as described in the Van Engelein catalogue. And the second plant that bloomed turned that nice color much quicker. I'M SO HAPPY!!Thumb of 2011-07-09/LAS14/a725c7
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