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Jul 8, 2015 6:09 AM CST
|Hello, I have been on ATPs since it began and as many know I am on the daylily forum the most. I would like to add some extra true lilies but would like to see what others think are the best performers for my zone 6 area. |
I would like to trade daylilies for a few if anyone is interested. Just send me a Tmail.
Also, how do you dig to share with friends? Do you use a digging fork maybe. I have sliced some with a spade. Thanks for any advice you may have.
Teresa in KY
Jul 8, 2015 7:28 AM CST
|Teresa, please tell us what kind of lilies interest you. There are many different styles to choose from. Up facing, down facing, trumpet, asiatic, oriental, etc. the NALS hall of fame is a good place to start. I will see if I can find it.|
Jul 8, 2015 9:05 AM CST
|Hi, Joe |
One that I saw on a daylily tour this summer was Pink Brilliant. It was so nice! What type is that? I have had an African Queen about 5 yrs but it didn't come back
Jul 8, 2015 4:38 PM CST
|I'm in zone 6. I grow a wide selection of lilies with bulbs. Asiatic....species.....crosses of many sorts.....orientals. |
The blooming starts in June, and ends in early October.
Jul 8, 2015 8:56 PM CST
|'Pink Brillant' is an interdivisional cross between a longiflorum (Easter Lily type) and an oriental (stargazer type). It is very easy to grow and would suit your zone 6 well.|
Jul 8, 2015 9:21 PM CST
|Thank you, Tracey. I found a few on Amazon but was not sure about ordering from there.|
Jul 8, 2015 9:25 PM CST
|Teresa, I recommend ordering from a true Lily provider such as the Lily Garden or B&D lilies.|
Jul 9, 2015 1:45 AM CST
|I just requested a catalog from B and D Lilies |
Could you tell me what the largest bloom is? One that I have seen on tour is a whitish one that looks like it is the size of a volley ball! Very showy
Jul 9, 2015 4:17 AM CST
|'Big Brother' has very large, light yellow flowers.|
As for digging bulbs, well it depends... on how many I have (if I have many it's okay to destroy some) and how deep down they are.
For shallowly planted bulbs a digging fork works reasonably well, but if the bulbs are deep down, I often dig sort of a "mining shaft" at the side of the group and a little deeper than the bulbs are. The "mining shaft" helps in getting the digging fork further down into the soil and therefore reduces the risk of "spearing" the bulbs.
If I want to be really careful I use my hands to push the soil from around the bulbs down the "mining shaft". When the "mining shaft" is full I empty it and repeat the procedure. When I finally uncovered the bulbs, I can either use my hands to lift them or a digging fork. Of course I have light soil, so this makes for easy digging!