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Apr 26, 2015 6:38 PM CST
|Anyone know which way the cross was?|
henryi x speciosum rubrum
Speciosum rubrum x henryi
Anyone know if similar crosses were tried?
Speciosum album x henryi
Henryi car citrinum x speciosum album
Apr 27, 2015 5:15 AM CST
|Black Beauty’ is the original clone, bred almost 50 years ago by Leslie Woodriff from Lilium speciosum rubrum and Lilium henryi. It is a superlative garden plant, flourishing in every climate, producing a cascade of the famous “black-red” tightly recurved flowers. |
3 to 5 feet and taller at maturity, mid to late August.
that is a quote from the lily nook
apparently they are beautiful In bloom and the last lily to bloom of the year
I plan on adding some of these to my lilies this year and will buy some in the fall.....
Apr 28, 2015 6:52 PM CST
|I ordered 3 of these bulbs today ......from the lily nook|
will see what they look like when they bloom
they say they are the last lily to bloom in my zone and usually not until the start of September.
I ordered some other as well today........
busy here for sure.....
Apr 29, 2015 12:41 PM CST
|The online lily register says Black Beauty is this cross:|
Parentage: L. speciosum var. rubrum x L. henryi
Apr 29, 2015 1:04 PM CST
|Very interesting! I would have thought the other way around!|
Apr 30, 2015 5:10 AM CST
|When I have good stock I will make a habit of trying out L. speciosum album x L. henryi var. citrinum.|
The inspiration for that came from Neil Jordan, a lily breeder here in Tas. I think it would be fantastic to have a white 'black beauty' type of plant, without Black Beauty's leaning habit and without the tendency for that orange/yellow with red pattern to dominate successive generations. I know Neil was very keen on it, so I can only assume he has been trying for some years. If he has had any success yet I haven't heard.
If we all keep trying someday there'll be a breakthrough!
Apr 30, 2015 7:00 AM CST
|Della, your thoughts are exactly why I asked the question. I guess great minds think alike!|