Lilies forum: When can I expect these to bloom?

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Name: Shelly
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Shelly
Aug 9, 2011 9:06 PM CST
This is my 1st year with lilies. I have read lily cultivars have a time (season?) to bloom "early, mid, and late". I am still trying to figure out exact months for these, but in time I am, sure that will come to me. Smiling

The reason I am asking, is I got some bulbs in a co-op last year, and have yet to see a few of them bloom. I haven't seen Anastasia, Scarlett Delight, or Speciosum Rebrum bloom. I do however have what I believe is Robert Swanson blooming. I didn't order that one from the co-op. Blinking
It's a pretty lily, and I probably wouldn't have said a word, if any of them would have stood up straight. Hilarious!
But I do so badly want some red lilies at my place. Scheherazade Drooling is the one that got my heart beating madly (and actually started a small addiction I think), but the vender didn't offer that one, so I went with some that I thought I would love as much, but haven't seen any of them bloom.
Any tips on when I can see Anastasia, Scarlett Delight, or Speciosum Rebrum bloom would be wonderful!

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 9, 2011 9:42 PM CST

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Anastasia and Scarlett Delight are in the Orienpet group (Oriental x trumpets) and usually bloom in July. L. speciosum rubrum is about the latest blooming of the lilies, in August and sometimes into September if your climate allows it. My rubrums are still in tight bud so it will be a few weeks and I expect them to be blooming in September. A warmer or colder spring/summer can shift the time of bloom, with heat speeding up the process.

The white lily in the photo is an Oriental. Their bloom time is usually mid to late July into August. Mine are blooming now, as is Scheherazade. I have a little forest of those Smiling .

A lot of my lilies are leaning over this year. The best thing to do is place a stake when the bulb is planted. I tend to get lazy though.

Hopefully all of your lilies will bloom next year. They may just be a little slow this first year.
Name: Shelly
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Shelly
Aug 9, 2011 10:18 PM CST
Thank you for the reply Connie! Oh... the emotions I went through reading "Scheherazade. I have a little forest of those" Lovey dubby

The other lilies are standing right at attention for me, only this one seems to lean. I may need to have a little talk with it, and then offer it some support (If I decide he stays). Big Grin

I will talk to the vender, and see what he suggests I do as far as what I am missing. I do need to go out, and see what I have as far as buds. I did not label where I planted what lily, except with a little map I made. I planted 5 "clumps" of one each of the lilies I ordered (7 bulbs to each large hole). I was silly to not think about them blooming at different times.

My Casa Blanca is literally smelling up the back yard. I am in love with the scent. And when I bring a bloom in the house (sans athers) Blinking my heart sings! Lovey dubby
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 9, 2011 10:55 PM CST

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I received my original Schez (may we call it Schez for short, hee hee) as a bonus on an order. I took a few scales and made a bunch more of them.

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Name: Shelly
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Shelly
Aug 10, 2011 10:50 AM CST
Oh they are beautiful! "I took a few scales", now this is something I may have to look into! Hurray!
Thank you for you info, and pictures!
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Aug 11, 2011 2:00 AM CST
another lily grower, captured by the infloresence of the blooms--Shelly,join the 'possessed by liliums' brigade Smiling
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 11, 2011 7:14 AM CST
Yes, hi Shelly, join us in the lily world here.

Which ones did you take scales from?
Name: Shelly
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Shelly
Aug 11, 2011 9:17 AM CST
Big Grin I believe I have joined "the 'possessed by liliums' brigade"! They sure are stately there in their own bed, and I am SO impressed by (really) everything about them.
Polly, I have not tried taking scales yet. I will read up on how to do that, and maybe try with some I get this fall.
I am very excited to see what the lillies have in store for me.
I <i>am<i> a bit concerned about all the bulbils I see on my Tigrinum Splendens. Blinking I don't want a whole bed of those. I may end up moving them where they can spread as they wish. Thumbs up
I was so in love with the recurved ones I have, until I smelled Casa Blanca... Be still my heart. Lovey dubby
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Name: Michael Norberry
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mnorberry
Aug 11, 2011 1:10 PM CST
Here is a photo of my Robert Swanson to compare......

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Aug 11, 2011 1:23 PM CST

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I would post my Robert Swanson but somewhere along the way it turned into Black Beauty Confused . It did not come up the first year so this is the first time it came up and bloomed. Oh well Smiling .
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 11, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Shelly, I just love the recurved ones, too.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 11, 2011 2:43 PM CST

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My Lilies also leaned really badly this year. Well, those that made it. I must say that it has been a tough year for the plants.

I'll live vicariously though you all!

Now, who can post a tutorial on taking scales?? I'm all ears! Big Grin
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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
Aug 11, 2011 2:45 PM CST
I can't. But I just wanted to say lilies usually find their depth, so next year they will probably not lean as much.
Name: Shelly
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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Shelly
Aug 11, 2011 8:05 PM CST
Thanks for the photo of Robert Swanson. I am almost positive that is what I have.

Do I need to be worried about "millions" of little Tigrinum Splendens shoving out my other lilies? I have this vision of Tigrinum being the "ditch lily" of the non hemerocallis world.

I think Black Beauty is so beautiful, but when you are expecting something else, it's a little shock Smiling

I can't do a tutorial either, but I sure would LOVE to read one! Big Grin

Trish, I don't know how anything is surviving down there. I guess as "they" say "The strong shall survive". Blinking
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 11, 2011 8:31 PM CST

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Not much is surviving, frankly. It's bad.

I keep trying to talk myself into taking pictures of how bad it is...but it is just too depressing.

I'm sure enjoying seeing everyone else's garden's bloom, though!
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Aug 12, 2011 2:49 AM CST
things are happening,way too early here[lilium- wise],..,the daffodils are about 2 weeks early blooming,but the asiatics have nosed up about a month early,.,.thats ok,i can handle the sight of early lilies
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