Lilies forum: New lily recieved with shipment

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 11, 2012 10:49 AM CST
I just recieved some lily bulbs from Faraway Flowers of Lakon and Robert Griesbach they are wonderful large healthy bulbs. Plus she included a new this year at the Chelsea Flower Show bulb of Christopher as a bonus. I am very excited with the shipment and can't really find information as to what type of lily Christopher is, so looking forward to seeing all of these bloom. I already have a nice variety of lilies in my garden. This was the first time I purchased from Ramona and I am sure I will buy from her again. I just happened to see that she was selling the last of this seasons bulbs on the Lily Auction and was tempted. Hurray!
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Name: Øystein Hermansen
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grapus
Apr 11, 2012 12:11 PM CST
You can find it here: http://www.farawayflowers.com/product_info.php/pName/christo...

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Apr 11, 2012 12:29 PM CST
Nice selection. I had to go and see what they looked like. Lovey dubby
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Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Apr 11, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Boy I sure hope that 4 inches tall is a typo! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 11, 2012 1:14 PM CST
I know so do I hope it is 4 feet. I sent her a message to see if she has more information.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Apr 11, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Mouse over the picture here:

http://www.hwhyde.co.uk/lilies/catalogue/?search=1&keywords=...
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 11, 2012 3:49 PM CST
Polly thank you so much for the website with all the information. Ramona did say it is an oriental lily.
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Apr 11, 2012 6:09 PM CST
If it was really 4 inches, I'd snap it up in a New York minute! Just think of what could be bred with that! Smiling
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Apr 13, 2012 6:48 AM CST

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A four inch lily would seem like ground cover, Lefty. What would you want with a 4 inch lily? Hilarious!
Tracey
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Moby
Apr 13, 2012 7:03 AM CST
How would you feel about a 12" OT?
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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Apr 13, 2012 7:19 AM CST

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It would seem like it would be all bloom and no stem. Moby, do you have one? If you think about the size of the flowers OT typically have, it would seem like an oddity, wouldn't it? Are you doing some lily hybridizing?

Quite honestly, the short ones, with the exception of 'Angelique' (the oriental) have never been super appealing to me. I tend to like the size and stature of lilies.
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Apr 13, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Christopher is about one metre which is over 3 feet. Look at the website Polly provided for information. A 4 inch lily would not appeal to me it would likely get stepped on.

I have already potted up the lily bulbs in Miracle Grow using gallon pots. I keep them under lights until it is warm enough outdoors then get them use to the outdoors. When I get time they then get planted. I have done this several times and my lilies works well for me and my zone 4 climate. It is raining today and we may have some snow next week.
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Moby
Apr 15, 2012 11:51 AM CST
"Mistress" is just a little stump of a thing, but I had to have it for the naughty garden. It has fairly large flowers for its height.

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