Lilies forum: Courier: An Excellent Choice

Views: 579, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jan 28, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Stock photos used tto market this LA (longiflorum asiatic) hybrid never did show the whole story of this versatile lily. It has all the good qualities I look for in a lily and blends well no matter where I place it. People who see it in real life here call it 'The Green One' and of couse, they all want a start. I've had them for about 10 years. I see this lily is available from an associate forum member at FARAWAY FLOWERS . I highly recommend it







Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 4:02 AM CST
Nice to know.I was looking for a green one.I like the neutrals for composing groups.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jan 29, 2012 8:24 AM CST
Hi Jo Ann: I've seen some of your pictures and I know it work well in your near perfect sun and shade environment. The lime greenish tint will gently fade to a mild cream over time, but the high bud of 10 to 18 will give plenty of fresh greenish flowers over a long blooming period. The petal substance is thick and waxy and each will last a good 7 days.
[Last edited by Roosterlorn - Jan 29, 2012 9:19 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #206851 (3)
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 8:39 AM CST
Thats great news. I also like to mix Menorcas with lavander blooming plants.They are a pale melon color with really large blooms.
Thumb of 2012-01-29/ge1836/2c16cf
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Lilies Seed Starter Pollen collector Bee Lover Region: Wisconsin
Image
Roosterlorn
Jan 29, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Jo Ann, Both Courier and Menorca blend well with lavender. Both will bloom at the same time and plantwise they both have nearly identical sturdy stem, lush foliage and height. The Courier flower is a little more outfacing and more a shallower type bowl form whereas Menorca is a little more upfacing with a deeper bowl. I have Courier, Menorca and Purple Prince growing in the same garden. My thinking was to try blend all three. It didn't work. The Purple Prince begins to bloom about 7 to 10 days later, just when Courier and Menora were finishing up so there was not enough overlap to be effective. I liked the fact the Purple Prince was taller in this setting, however.This particular garden has no shade (except for a passing cloud) so all three live under exactly the some set of conditions.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Jan 29, 2012 12:09 PM CST
I have Purple Prince and never thought to join it with Menorca

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Lilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"