Lilies forum: Black wizard lily?

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
May 10, 2016 6:17 PM CST
This was in a catalog sent by Breck's anyone familiar with this lily? I think it's cool looking, but that is a really dark color.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 10, 2016 6:47 PM CST

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It's probably a very deep purple red. It seems to be available only from Brecks.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 10, 2016 7:11 PM CST
I have heard mixed reviews on Brecks. Heard a lot that people get the wrong bulbs. Actually that seems to be the case with the whole Gardens Alive! Companies. Including Michigan Bulb, and American Meadows. Along with them not honoring their guarantee. I did order a couple bulbs from them early this year before I found a few forums like this one. So i will see how they do. Lol

But if those are the actual colors, that would look amazing against a light colored background. Especially with the orange pollen. But probably too good to be true lol
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 10, 2016 7:42 PM CST

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Agree with you on all those companies. Breck's is also ridiculously expensive too.
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William
May 17, 2016 1:42 PM CST
This is unfortunately just a renamed Lilium asiatic 'Mapira' : http://www.brecks.com/product/black-wizard-lily/
It says: "Botanical Name Lilium asiatic 'Mapira'" under product details.



So this is certainly not a new variety and if you want a "black" lily you could just as well look at some of these instead:


I think it's fair to say that temperature and sun exposure will influence the blackness in these lilies as well, as this is usually the case with lilies anyway. The database certainly holds a great variety of colors. I will say that I thought my own 'Landini' had significantly different blackness for the two years it has grown here.

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