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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 4, 2020 12:22 PM CST
This lily looks more like an oriental lily than Asiatic lily Mapira. The foliage is too wide and the petals look quite ruffled unlike Mapira.
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jun 23, 2020 1:26 AM CST
Hi Connie, sorry, I only just found this thread.

To the best of my knowledge, I believe it really was 'Mapira'. I only had it a couple of years - didn't do well for me and I wasn't impressed with it.

The ruffling on the flower pictured wasn't typical. It was the first bloom out, so I photographed it, but the rest of the blooms were smoother. Absolutely no fragrance and both foliage and bulb were typical of an asiatic. I'm confident that it wasn't an oriental, nor even an OA. The source was reputable (not that that always stands for anything, as mislabeling can often be traced back to the prior source or beyond), and I can't think of another asiatic available here at the time that it might have been mislabeled for.

'Black Charm' is a better cultivar in this colour range, but at the time I bought 'Mapira' it hadn't been released here.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Jun 23, 2020 3:54 AM CST

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I also had Mapira for a while and this looks consistent with it.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jun 23, 2020 1:05 PM CST
Another member brought it up. Do you want it moved back to Mapira?
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Jun 24, 2020 2:34 AM CST
Yes, I'm sure that is where it belongs. Thank you. Smiling

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