Lilies forum: LOs and LAs in coastal TX

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Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
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vossner
May 15, 2016 5:31 PM CST
I have been successful growing lilies in my garden. I planted asiatics, orientals and x longiflorum and the latter are THE ONES. Some bulbs were planted by themselves and many I interplanted with roses, hoping they would peek through the rose bushes. It hasn't quite worked that way as it seems the lily stems are not strong enough to push their way through. Just sayin'...

Also, if you are in a semi-country setting where deer think your yard was created for their enjoyment, beware! they love the darned lilies. I only get to enjoy about 50% of the blooms as these pests get to them during the night when nobody is looking.
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas
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SALL20
May 16, 2016 6:05 AM CST
I planted 3 bulbs of the LO hybrid 'Triumphator' rather late in the season last year. My local nursery had them on sale for half price. They bloomed but were short and the flowers were small. A year in the ground has done wonders for them. This year I have 11 stems and some wonderful blooms. They do seem to be leaning a little, but so far I haven't had to stake them.
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Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
vossner
May 16, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Triumphator is a great one for us and mine lean also. Rains making it worse. That was one of the reaons I planted them among roses, so the roses would serve as support, but i would no longer do that.
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
vossner
May 16, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Here is a bunch of Red Alerts, my fave
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