Lilies forum→Unscented or lightly scented trumpet, OT and oriental lilies?

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Name: Kim
Western Washington State
Jul 30, 2015 9:13 PM CST
During the summer my husband tends to get asthma and be sensitive to plant smells. Are there any lilies in these categories that have little or no scent so that I would be able to use them as cut flowers? It doesn't matter what flower type because I like downfacting lilies for cut flowers as well as upfacing.
Lincoln, NE
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Jul 31, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Hmm... all of those lilies listed are the most fragrant of the entire group. Asiatics are rarely scented and LAs are lightly scented, if at all. They come in every orientation (up / out/ down facing) Would you be interested in any of those?

The pollen-filled anthers can be cut off before being brought into the house if allergies are an issue.
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Name: Kim
Western Washington State
Jul 31, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Oh yes, I am interested in the Asiatics and LA's, I was just wondering because someone had noted in a post that they wished that a particular OT red or red and white lily named after a hybrydizer but I can't remember which one, had more scent because it didn't have much so I was wondering if there were any others like that.
Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
Aug 1, 2015 12:56 AM CST
Black Beauty, Lilium henryi and Lilium rosthornii and many of the aurelians have little or no scent.
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Aug 1, 2015 7:34 AM CST
I would try some of the roselilies that are out there
they are double flowers and not scented at all
and come in all nice types of colors as well and very showy
Name: Kim
Western Washington State
Aug 1, 2015 8:01 AM CST
I just found it again. It's Leslie Woodriff that has only a little scent.

In general so far I don't care for the double lilies but maybe I should give them a try.
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Aug 1, 2015 9:57 AM CST


Leslie Woodriff is a good solid grower too, I can't say that for the double orientals, but climate can make a difference too.

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