Lilies forum: Kushi maya from the Lily Nook

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Aug 7, 2016 10:22 PM CST
Anyone get kushi Maya from them and have good luck with them?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 8, 2016 8:33 PM CST

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I love the Lily Nook. The lilies are true to name and they back it up with a guarantee. I would say in this climate Kushi Maya is an annual and should be treated as such.
Tracey
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 8, 2016 8:57 PM CST
Oh heck, Tracey. I lost an extra one in the fridge over winter, then I planted it sideways with a foot long stem in an old forgotten compost pile the next spring. It lives happily there today with three or four stems in grass and weeds nearly as tall as they are. I think it had 10 or 12 flowers and deserves to be moved, but I already have enough growing here. They do very well by me. Likes plenty of afternoon shade in a cool spot with moist, highly organic soil. nodding
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Aug 8, 2016 10:02 PM CST
It is winter hardy for me, too. But I think it needs either acid soil or a light, very composty soil. Probably both is even better.
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Aug 9, 2016 2:16 AM CST
Hilarious! Indestructable Kushi Maya takes over North America from Lorn's compost pile!
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 9, 2016 6:49 AM CST

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It's interesting that even planting in a majority of compost it failed miserably here. Talking with folks from the Iowa Regional Lily Society at NALS, they all had the same luck and actually carried it in their spring sale carrying the word annual next to it.

I'll throw it in the compost pile next time, hey! Hilarious!
Tracey

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BUGGYCRAZY
Aug 9, 2016 7:27 AM CST
It has survived here, zone 5 with toxic weather problems, and is happy in rocks and gravel with thick wood chip mulch, only AM sun, next to a rhody so it is hopefully a bit acidic.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 11, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Does anyone on here have Bell Towers (featured on cover of The Lily Garden 2016-2017 catalog)? I planted one in the Fall of 2013 and mine is not doing well at all. I'm thinking of ordering another for a different spot and doing an exploratory on my present one. It looks to be in really tough shape. Confused
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 11, 2016 9:03 PM CST

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I have Bell Tower and it is not thriving for me either. It hasn't since I got it. I had considered moving it but I'm not sure it will help but you never know. It looks like it should be a tough sturdy thing but I haven't found that to be true.

You got your LG catalog already for this year? I have major catalog envy right now!
Tracey
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Aug 11, 2016 9:03 PM CST
Kushi Maya was in it's second year for me this Spring. It was very healthy and had thick stems about 40" tall and a number of very large flowers. I am in the far northern metro area here.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Aug 12, 2016 1:05 AM CST
Tracey, TLG just put their fall catalog online
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 12, 2016 3:52 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Thanks Dave. Usually it hits the mailboxes before online. I had just checked in yesterday morning.
Tracey

MichiganMike
Aug 12, 2016 4:30 AM CST
Thanks Dave. It looks like there have been a few additions to the web site recently. I was checking to see if any prose was added for "Bell Tower" as it was on the "cover" of the web version. Tracey and Lorn thanks for sharing your experience with "Bell Tower".
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Aug 12, 2016 5:03 AM CST
They had posted on their Facebook page that the online catalog is up and the catalogs should be in the mailboxes in a couple days Smiling
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 12, 2016 5:50 AM CST
Mike, just because Bell Towers didn't do well for Tracey and me doesn't mean it won't work for you. I'm going to check my bulb in another month or so.

Not a drop of rain around my place to send, although most of Wisconsin generally has been soaked good all summer and record crop yields are predicted. Around here it's like walking on shredded wheat, trees are shedding green leaves and small twigs. Gardens are on life support (the hose).
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MichiganMike
Aug 12, 2016 8:36 AM CST
Thanks Lorn - acknowledged, however, I always appreciate data points from what I would consider roughly similar geography. Conversely, I throw all caution to the wind and ignore everything sometimes depending on my "need" for a certain plant/cultivar.

Honestly, I have never had a problem with LG lilies growing for me. One outlier was "Sizzle" that I obtained this spring, it was a no show in the garden, but the situation was quickly remedied when I used the procedure you posted regarding "Descant". Many "sizzle" bulblets now formed, and waiting for this heat wave to pass before putting them back outside.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Aug 12, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Mike, I liked the 'Paradero' in the new TLG catalogue. 'Seafarer' is nice as well. I did order Descant but from valley k. And only one bulb. Angel Gabriel is calling tracey's name I bet
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 PM CST

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Angel Gabriel called my name the minute I saw it. I have three of them. The tetra pink trumpets are of great interest to me. The deeper the pink, the better. I have a ton of Griesbach tetra pink trumpets of various stages of seedling growth. Hoping to cross the best deepest pinks with one another to get a deeper color pink in future generations. I have a couple trumpets growing now that have Angel Gabriel as a parent of a cross I did a few years ago and are very nice too. I posted some of those pictures in threads here. The pink trait of AG carries out to its offspring. It's a winner. I do love my trumpets. And in pink, well adoration aplenty.

In regards to Bell Tower, I may buy it again. And try it somewhere else. It looks like it should be a rockstar in the garden, and I do love the orientation and flower form.



Tracey
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 12, 2016 7:12 PM CST
I hear you Tracey. I'm really leaning towards trumpets, OTs, and areulians. Can't deny asiatics though with what they hav in colors and shapes though. I seem to really like the reds oranges and yellows. Even better with spots.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
Aug 12, 2016 7:24 PM CST
How about this one for your Tracey?
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