Lilies forum: Mystery lily

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jun 21, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Ever have some lilies bloom and once they do you don't remember having planted them? I have a group in the front yard that look just like a cluster by my mailbox. I don't really like them so unless they changed colors i don't know why i would have planted more of them
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Jun 21, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Is it possible that they're self-seeded?
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jun 21, 2016 6:02 PM CST
They are on different of the yard probably separated by 40 feet. And the "new" cluster I'm referring to has multiple stems.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 21, 2016 6:04 PM CST

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Well now I am curious. Can you post a photo of them?
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jun 21, 2016 6:18 PM CST
This is the one i know i planted 'tiny dancer:'
Thumb of 2016-06-22/Nhra_20/437fb5

Mystery cluster



Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jun 21, 2016 6:21 PM CST
You don't suppose your mailman is playing tricks on you, do ya? No joke, mine did it several times. Then he'd come around when it was blooming and say: " Oh, that's a pretty one, where did you get that one?" It wasn't just limited to lilies. It was Glads, Dahlias, Iris as well, anything he could bury on the sneak.. He's retired and moved now, but it was a fun game for many a year. He knew every lily company name and box that came, calling me ahead of time to alert me " We've got a box to open" just to be sure I'd be around.. He enjoyed it, opening the boxes as much as I did. But as they say, nothing that good lasts forever. Smiling Sad
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jun 21, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing that would be quite funny Lorn. I hardly see our mail person though. Lol I could not even tell you if it's a male or female carrier.

I could see my youngest daughter doing something like that though.

I think the ones by the mailbox the 'Tiny Dancer' is a pretty weak strain though. Every year it gets lighter in color. Granted it's planted in full sun, but they are that color when first open as well. Maybe I will replace them with another cultuvar this fall. Though it is a great performing cluster
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 21, 2016 6:56 PM CST

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The mystery cluster is Tiny Dancer.

Lily (Lilium 'Tiny Dancer')

I don't know what the light colored one (first photo) is but it isn't Tiny Dancer.
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Jun 21, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Roosterlorn said:You don't suppose your mailman is playing tricks on you, do ya? No joke, mine did it several times. Then he'd come around when it was blooming and say: " Oh, that's a pretty one, where did you get that one?" It wasn't just limited to lilies. It was Glads, Dahlias, Iris as well, anything he could bury on the sneak.. He's retired and moved now, but it was a fun game for many a year. He knew every lily company name and box that came, calling me ahead of time to alert me " We've got a box to open" just to be sure I'd be around.. He enjoyed it, opening the boxes as much as I did. But as they say, nothing that good lasts forever. Smiling Sad


What a lovely memory you shared with us, Lorn! Thank You!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jun 21, 2016 8:27 PM CST
What a fantastic mailman!

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