Lilies forum: Photos of lily foliage

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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
May 9, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Hi all,

I have a bit of a strange request. Does anyone pictures of the *foliage* of the following cultivars?:

Caravan
White Henryi
Tiger Babies
Alchemy
Shocking
Satisfaction
Hacienda
Yellow Whoppers

If you have any photos that also show typical stem coloration that would also be much appreciated.

'Tiger Babies' and 'Yellow Whoppers' should be easy to pick out of the above group, but I am still having a hard time with it... Smiling

I know many (all) of you mainly photograph beautiful lily blooms, but I am trying to identify some of my lily sprouts. I managed to keep records of how many planted, where purchased, etc., but for those listed above I only kept a general record of where they were planted.

I have to comment that I think lily foliage can be strangely attractive at times. A number of people who have seen the emerging and growing lilies in my garden have already asked about the cool "moon plants," LOL! People seem to be especially drawn to Lilium regale and the trumpet hybrids, even if they have no idea that they are lilies.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 9, 2012 3:12 PM CST
I had a thread specifically on lily foliage back on DavesGarden. That makes at least two of us who admire the foliage. Green Grin! While hybrids natural blend many characteristics, species tend to be quite distinct. Same with the underground bulbs, as you may remember from my species bulb thread:
The thread "Species Lily Bulbs" in Lilies forum

Two pics of White Henryi from 2010 and 2011:

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 9, 2012 5:42 PM CST

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The actual stems can have some interesting coloring and markings. I find it harder to get a good photo of something like a stem due to the difficulty with focusing. My camera has a hard time zeroing in on it even when I first focus on a larger item at the same distance. I guess it takes a lot of practice!
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
May 10, 2012 7:32 AM CST
I've tried photographing stems and always get something less than satisfying. Though I do thoroughly enjoy curly / twirly sprouts as they begin to mature.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 10, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Corey, identification of newly emerging shoots can be very difficult unless the differences between plants overall charactur are extreme. I see stem color variation from year to year depending on many factors like cool, cloudy weather vs. warmer, sunny weather. Soil amendments, addition or depletion of micro nurtients and changes in pH also are influences affecting color. So, I could show you photos of my Satisfaction's stem and foliage at various stages over the past three years or so and it still wouldn't be of much help. See those pictures of Leftwoods White Henri. That color difference is typical and in many instances within the same garden it can be more pronounced even. Compound that with several Division and cultivars with hybrid blending (as Leftwood states), as you have, identification would be most difficult.

Sometimes people pull my ID sticks out to read them, then forget where they got them from and put them back in the wrong place. You'll probably just have to wait and see. I like being held in suspense like your circumstance; don't you?

Nice pictures Moby. I think you've had a pretty nice Spring so far and your garden must be looking fantastic!
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
May 10, 2012 2:25 PM CST
It's been a truly wonderfull spring, all but for the damned rabbits. Why do they go for your most prized? Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 10, 2012 4:12 PM CST
I saw my first little baby bunnie of the season morning before yesterday, no bigger than a gerbo and he went all along the fence line searching for a way into the lilies--must be instinct. Once they get in, they're hard as the dickins to get out because all they do is run up and down and between the rows from one end to the other. Oh yes, I know the problem>
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
May 14, 2012 8:31 AM CST

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I will add 'two headed monster' to the foliage category. I have two lilies like this this year, start as a single stalk at the base and split off into two stalks. This one is 'Lilass', an asiatic.


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Tracey
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
May 14, 2012 9:46 AM CST
I had a couple I thought were going to do that, but they were just were just close divisions. I had really great dividing this year with my Trumpets and Aurelians so you know I'm happy. Nice Pictures!

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