Lilies forum: True Red Lily For Zone 2b In Sasketchewan, Canada--lady wants suggestions.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Mar 13, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Over at: [url=www.gardenweb.com]www.gardenweb.com[/url] there's a thread headed 'true red lily that won't revert to orange'. What she's looking for is a red that would do well in 2b, Canada. I made a couple recommendations but I'm not into bright colored asiatics like a lot of you are and I know some you could come up with some really good suggestions. That would be: [url=www.gardenweb.com]www.gardenweb.com[/url]. click forums, then garden forums, then scroll down to lilies.
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Moby
Mar 13, 2012 12:55 PM CST
I don't think there are many of us around that have experience with that zone. Brrr! She might do well to contact some Canadian vendors for suggestions.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Mar 13, 2012 2:33 PM CST
Well, Asiatics would be pretty much fool proof. I think she's looking for a list, i.e. a variaty she can choose from as far a description of red based on other peoples satisfation of 'Red'. I referred her to The Lily Nook as a Canadian grower/source. I'm basically a Trumpet/ Aurelian person so my growing experience with red Asiatic types is limited to Red Alert, Red Velvet, Commander n Chief and a small red pixie border NOID. The person is a newbie. I'm sure anyone of us regulars here could grow just about any division there with our know how. But for a newbie, I think Asiatics is a good 'starter'.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 13, 2012 8:16 PM CST
I think a lot of the Asiatics are labeled to Z3? Hopefully Z2 will be OK. But for red, if she likes downfacing, I think Red Velvet is a lovely non orange red.
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Moby
Mar 13, 2012 9:58 PM CST
Monte Negro is a nice red that is upfacing. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/122158/
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Mar 13, 2012 11:24 PM CST

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The rule of thumb is to mulch below Zone 3.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Mar 14, 2012 7:34 AM CST

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I'd have to agree on Red Velvet. Very nice form, great in the garden and holds its color perfectly, truly an award winner!
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Mar 15, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Looks like we agree on the reds we like. I don't think there would be any problem at all as long as a person mulched good. The summer temps are not a lot different than our upper midwest temps, plus the long days, too. Heck, the Canadian breeders / growers do it!

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