Lilies forum: Need your help identifying a lily

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
Apr 8, 2012 5:24 AM CST
This is an old lily. I've probably been growing it for more than 10 years. The tag faded years ago and I no longer remember it's name. It's not real tall, maybe around 2 ft at the most.

Thank you for any help you can give.
Joy



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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 8, 2012 3:40 PM CST

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I was thinking maybe 'Sterling Star' when I was researching it. It looks like a photo in McRae's book and also a photo in one of my other books. Both photos look alike and show those elongated spots over about half the length of the petals. On the other hand there is no mention of spots at all in the Lily Register, but since it is an old lily (circa 1973) descriptions were pretty sparse back then.

Does that name ring a bell? There are so many white lilies with spots it is hard to say. But since you say it is old, then could be. The register does describe the height as 1-1.2 meters (3-4 feet, taller than your lily).
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Apr 8, 2012 6:05 PM CST
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Apr 9, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Mine's been in a pot for all these years. It could be stunted, or my 'guestimation; could be off. I'm not real good at guessing. I'll have to measure it this year. I looked up 'Sterling Star' online and the pictures do look like it. 'Sterling Star' doesn't ring a bell. But I thought 'Mont Blanc' rang a bell, it was wrong, so I don't think I can rely on memory. Hilarious! Thank you for the help. Smiling
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 11, 2012 7:36 AM CST
I am with Paed. Sterling Star.Here is mine planted in the garden and a bit taller ,more like 32 inches.

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Apr 12, 2012 1:32 AM CST
Ok, I'm convinced. Smiling Sterling Star it is. Thank you very much for your help.

Joy
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 12, 2012 2:50 AM CST
I had mis identified it earlier this spring. In fact I miss-id'd several times over 3 yearsIt was found here so no luck with former owners.

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