Lilies forum: Asiatics

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Name: Johnny
Paducah, KY (Zone 7a)
Mar 11, 2016 9:29 PM CST
What are everyone's favorite Asiatic Lilies? Mine is Tiny Ghost. Smiling What are your experiences with them and please share pictures of your favorites.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Mar 11, 2016 10:46 PM CST


Hi JLCam and welcome to this great bunch of lily lovers!

I have way too many favorites!

One of them is Ed McRae's 'Accent'. It is a strong lily that comes back year after year for me:

I really like the downfacing Asiatic lilies (more than the upfacing ones).
'Pink Dream'. This one was in a container and lasted only a year or two. Lilies grow much metter in the ground for me:

We're supposed to pick just one Asiatic lily as our favorite? Don't think I can pick just one Hilarious! .

For another in the "Tiny" series this is 'Tiny Padhye'. I don't think I have this one anymore either, but loved it while it lasted:

Well that's just a start, I have so many that I love. When we get closer to blooming season we will start a new thread just for this season's photos. Hope you will have more photos to post!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
Mar 12, 2016 9:09 AM CST
Welcome JLCam! It would be nice to know where you are.
I don't do pics but I really like the "Joy " series, the "Tiny" series, and the down facing multifloral types such as those developed by Judith Freeman and not necessarily in that order!
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Name: Johnny
Paducah, KY (Zone 7a)
Mar 12, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Hi guys, awesome posts!!! How do i get it to display where i live? Until i find out i'm in Paducah, KY, zone 7. I may have to just post my other Asiatics lol. I have Tiny Todd, Tiny Double You, Tiny Bee and Tiny Red Rocket. I feel obsessed and can't wait to see this years selections in the nurseries. Such a warm and welcoming group.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Mar 12, 2016 8:58 PM CST


Welcome Johnny! You have come to the land of lily obsession. You can count on us to fuel your craving for lilies. Bloom season is dangerous! It is where wants and must have lists are created. You have been warned. Welcome!

Your city and state are now proudly displayed. Congratulations. Nice job.
Name: Johnny
Paducah, KY (Zone 7a)
Mar 12, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Thank you Tracey, i'm slowly learning my way around Smiling
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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Mar 14, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Don't think I have a photo of my own of Red Velvet, but thats why we have the database Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! It's my favorite asiatic for sure, blooms a long time, tall, sturdy and with a rich color.

Cafe Noir (I think it has been renamed 'Dixie Jazz' now) has terrific impact up close with great contrast and is my favorite among the up facing ones. Long blooming

Landini, tall and sturdy. Fairly long blooming and in the right light and weather conditions it has a very dark pleasant color. It's my favorite 'black' lily and an easy choice as it's my only one Hilarious!

Red Life, bright and shiny. My favorite tiger-lily-style-lily.

Purple Life. Not so much garden impact, but really love the spots Lovey dubby Yes ,I have weak spot for spots Green Grin! . Unfortunately so far not a healthy lily in my garden. Hope I can find out what I'm doing wrong. It's however my favorite of the insanely spotted asiatic lilies.

I'm also hoping to find many new favorites the coming season Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Johnny
Paducah, KY (Zone 7a)
Mar 15, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Lol, you all just reaffirm my love for asiatics. Seems like around here in my town they don't get much love. Only very few gardens in this area have them. And trust me i can spot an asiatic or any true lily from a long distance away lol. ;) Maybe they will catch on. Can't wait to see what selections come out this year. Group hug
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Mar 17, 2016 8:35 AM CST
My Dad lived in Paris, TN just north of the KY-TN state line. He wasn't much into flowers except for my mom and found that those he could grow here in Alaska just wouldn't grow there. He gave up on the spring flowers but had one huge trellis of wild roses that he got from a little planting he found along a road. I was amazed to see peonies beside some houses there as they are definitely not happy in the heat.

I have decided to stop wasting money on the Orienpets and trumpets up here. They grow but don't survive long. And they don't multiply like the Orientals (or is it Asiatics). I keep getting them confused. I bought Lollypop this year as I had it several years ago and it went nuts in my garden and multiplied prolifically.

Welcome to our merry band. I like the little guys also for the front of the beds. Thumbs up
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Name: Johnny
Paducah, KY (Zone 7a)
Mar 19, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Hi Mary Stella, i love your story!!! Smiling As far as i know asiatics tend to be shorter and orientals tend to be fragrant and taller. That's just my basic knowledge so far ;)

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