Lilies forum: Red Carpet Border Lilies™

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Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
Jun 19, 2019 6:37 PM CST
Hello fellow gardeners! Scott here. I usually hang-out in the iris forums, but I have a lily question.

My Asiatic lilies have started blooming. Hurray! I took the following pics today:
Thumb of 2019-06-20/BlueFlagFan/cca1fd Thumb of 2019-06-20/BlueFlagFan/7f509e

A few online vendors sell these as "Red Carpet Border Lilies™", such as Brecks:
https://www.brecks.com/product...

I searched the NGA database to potentially add photos, but I'm not sure I found the exact plant in the database. I've found:
Lily (Lilium 'Red Carpet')
Lily (Lilium 'Red Border Lilies')

Given, the broad reach of some of the online vendors selling these plants, I was surprised to see that not a lot of NGA members are listed as growing either 'Red Carpet' or 'Red Border Lilies'. Perhaps I haven't found the correct plant in the database? Does anyone else grow these lilies that could direct me to the correct plant in the database? Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you!

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Jun 19, 2019 7:56 PM CST
The red carpet border lilies is a "package" they sell them under. They are definitely an asiatic. But you would need to find out what the actual cultivar name is to find them in the database I think.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 19, 2019 8:14 PM CST

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What cultivar name did you purchase these under? There are many different red lilies that look very similar (just like irises!). Also, about how tall are your lilies?
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Hummingbirder Birds Irises Peonies Bulbs
Seed Starter Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Daylilies Garden Photography
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Nhra_20
Jun 19, 2019 8:51 PM CST
@pardalinum, they don't give a cultivar name. Just have it as a package deal of 25 bulbs.
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
Jun 20, 2019 6:34 PM CST
Dave and Connie, thanks for the replies. These lilies are about 2.5' tall. Maybe because their "package" name is trademarked, they can't list the cultivar name. That is, they wouldn't have the rights to trademark a variety they didn't create. I guess they'll remain a pretty NoID. Thanks again.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)

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