Lilies forum: ID Please :)

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 15, 2012 2:29 PM CST

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According to my records, these are "MonteNegro lilies" given to me by Zuzu 2 years ago. This is the first year they have bloomed (don't ask...bless their little tough hearts!).

Obviously, they are not Monte Negros. Zuzu had ordered these bulbs and had them sent directly to me as a housewarming present, and those were the only lilies I got. I'm thinking that the bulbs were mis-marked.

Either way, they are spectacular! They would like to have their proper name though Green Grin!

Thanks!!

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Apr 15, 2012 2:38 PM CST

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I would say it is either Forever Susan or Starlette, they look very similar.

Lily (Lilium 'Forever Susan ®')

Lily (Lilium 'Starlette')

Forever Susan seems to be the one that is more commonly available.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 15, 2012 4:17 PM CST

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Thank you, Connie!

It looks like the Starlette has a lighter purple before the orange, which the Forever Susan (and mine) doesn't. That makes me lean toward the Forever Susan.
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Apr 15, 2012 4:21 PM CST

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Looks like 'Forever Susan' to me too.
Tracey
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 15, 2012 7:15 PM CST
I don't remember when I sent you lilies, but it had Starlette in it, I think. Maybe you got last years and this years mixed up, is that possible? Of course I've never mixed up anything in my life, LOL.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 16, 2012 7:37 AM CST

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I think *I'm* mixed up at the moment!!

I'm going to go back and check tree-mails. I know for sure that I have "Polly's lilies" (2 different varieties) in a different place. So, either I replanted a third variety that you sent in the exact location because I really wanted lilies there, or ????

If you did indeed send Starlett, these are them, because they aren't anywhere else. I was doing really well labeling last year, or so I thought!

Never fear...I'm not usually this mixed up....really!!

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 16, 2012 7:58 AM CST
Starlette, Olina and Golden Stone should have been in there. But who knows what I did.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Apr 16, 2012 8:45 AM CST

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I would say "who knows what *I* did!
Well, that clears up that mystery. Part of it anyway. Now I wonder what happened to the Monte Negros, and the labels! (and my brain).

-clears throat-

Polly- the first of your lilies are blooming! They are beautiful!!


Hilarious! *Blush* Whistling
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Apr 16, 2012 10:56 AM CST
LOL, Trish!!!!!

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