Lilies forum: Best Lilies for Pots?

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Claudia
Jan 19, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Hi...I finally have made it over here. I am Nanny_56 from DG but will just go by my name here. I am close to having very few good spots left to plant lilies in the garden. I do have on pot already of lily bulbs. Mostly extras of a couple of types that I send to people from time to time. But I am considering making more pots of lilies to be able to grow more!

Would love to have suggestions on which ones would be really good to try in pots. I just need more lilies!!! Lovey dubby Whistling Hilarious!
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PollyK
Jan 19, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Hi Claudia,

Welcome!!!! Glad you finally made it over here.

I think there are quite a few lilies sold as pot lilies. A lot of them have the name 'Tiny' in them. And the Sunny series is shaping up to be really nice pot lilies.

Here's a website that shows some of the tiny asiatics.

http://www.2plant.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/lilies.main/index...
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ge1836
Jan 19, 2012 11:05 AM CST
I have has success with most asiatics and the Border Lilies or Pot lilies are really nice. I unpotted the taller ones like Loretto just wanted the pot for something else.
but had Tiny Athlete return last summer

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pardalinum
Jan 19, 2012 1:05 PM CST

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Here are the Asiatic pot lilies in the ATP data base:

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=asiatic+pot+liliu...

And here are the Oriental pot lilies; Oriental lilies typically are fragrant:

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=oriental+pot+lili...

Most of these are described as 20 inches or less in height. A few may be a bit taller. Lots to choose from! I would say that if you prefer taller lilies (3 ft+) you should use larger pots, both for balance of form and again for stability. Some of the tall lilies can get pretty heavy when in full bloom!
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Moby
Jan 19, 2012 2:34 PM CST
Here is an OT that is a real shorty ~ Mistress. Only about 12" tall.
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Claudia
Jan 19, 2012 2:38 PM CST
Thanks! Looks like there is more of a selection than maybe I thought! I will have to look thru and see what looks good! Smiling
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ge1836
Jan 19, 2012 3:00 PM CST
I just HAD to check those links. Now I need more pots.
It hadnt occured to me the orientals came so short.
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Claudia
Jan 19, 2012 6:54 PM CST
I agree I came to the same conclusion about needing more pots!! Hilarious!

I am planning to put some zinnias in pots and some butterfly weed and a hosta or 2 and more lilies and some mondarda and...... Whistling Hilarious!
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ge1836
Jan 20, 2012 4:30 AM CST
Considering the oriental bloomtime I would need assigned pots just for them.Asiatics could share a pot with coleus and other annuals because they are out of bloom in July.
This is wahat happens to me in winter when I am bored.
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gwhizz
Jan 21, 2012 6:27 PM CST
Claudia, the great thing is, they make large pots Blinking I grow everything, including my show lilies in pots[1 black beauty-1 ,18 inch pot]
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Claudia
Jan 22, 2012 7:10 PM CST
I have done very little container gardening and just annuals, except for my one pot of lilies bulbs. I have had it going for 5 years now. I do have a couple of large pots I picked curb side that someone was throwing away! Big Grin
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pardalinum
Jan 22, 2012 7:14 PM CST

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I put my extras out on the curb and they disappear within minutes... lilies, irises, daylilies etc. I think that people in the apartments across from me know to keep an eye out!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 23, 2012 3:38 AM CST
Share the wealth works here too.

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