Lilies forum: Not 'Corsica'

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Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Nov 30, 2016 4:36 PM CST

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In one of the other threads (The thread "I Moved And Started All Over With My Garden - Progression!" in Garden Photos forum) there's been a bit of discussion about lilies and the identity of 'Corsica' came up. Both Nora and myself have lilies purchased as 'Corsica' which clearly aren't. Nora's are the only ones in the database for this cultivar.

HemNorth said:@pepper23 - Thanks for the link to the Canadian Lily website of the Valley K Lily Ranch, in Alberta. It has made me long for some of my favourites again. If only I could thwart the mole who has built a network of tunnels under our property, through which the mice and voles have discovered and decimated dozens of favourite Lilies and Hemerocallis.

On another note, on this website I found the Lily Corsica to be quite different from what I've known. For about 25 years I've had this Lily, bought from a reputable company, whose name I can't recall, and now I'm wondering who I have!
I put up three pictures on this Database, which I guess I'll have to remove. I even googled it, and the few images that came up were pink, and then there were my three orangey ones. I'm embarrassed Sad Has anyone seen a Corsica like this, or know of the name of this Lily? Thanks in advance for any help.



Australis said:If it's any consolation, Nora, the lily I bought as 'Corsica' most definitely isn't either... it doesn't even look as nice as the photo on the packaging (which isn't 'Corsica' either, but I knew that going in...)

My not-Corsica:
Thumb of 2016-11-30/Australis/0dbfed

And the packaging:
Thumb of 2016-11-30/Australis/530292

Finally, the description of 'Corsica' from the registry:
Inside moderate purplish pink (54D) with orange buff blotches in the throat and a moderate red (181C)
centre; outside light purplish pink (62C), tepal-edges light pink (50D); spots and veins moderate red in the throat; nectaries moderate red; pollen dark reddish orange (175C). Fls 170 mm wide; tepals 80 × 40 mm. Lvs scattered, 180 × 20 mm, pale green. Stems 1-1.25 m, dark green, with 6-20 fls. Late June to July.


Any thoughts on possible identities for either Nora's or mine?
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Name: Dave
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Nhra_20
Dec 1, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Josh, I wish I could help more, but this is a picture of Corsica I found on Daves garden website doing a Google search.
Thumb of 2016-12-01/Nhra_20/1d9cda

Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
Dec 2, 2016 7:00 PM CST

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Thanks Dave. That looks like other photos of 'Corsica' I'd seen. I'm just more annoyed that what I've got doesn't even match the packaging! I guess I should have thought of that possibility, given I knew they had a mislabelled bulb.

A few photos of the second (and better) bloom:

Thumb of 2016-12-03/Australis/bccb19 Thumb of 2016-12-03/Australis/0e2ce1

Whatever I've got is definitely up- to out-facing.


Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Peonies Bulbs Seed Starter Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hybridizer Daylilies Garden Photography Dog Lover Lilies Irises
Image
Nhra_20
Dec 2, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Josh, unfortunately wrong bulbs happen. Sometimes too often. I had around 5 of my spring order that were not the correct cultivar
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
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Australis
Dec 2, 2016 7:46 PM CST

Plants Admin

I guess I've been fortunate so far, then, in that nothing else has been incorrect.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.

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