Lilies forum: I'm pretty sure it's too early

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Name: Dave
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Nhra_20
Mar 12, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Triumphator and fairy morning I noticed had noses poking up when i went to Lay down more straw that blew away when we had heavy winds. Covered with pots and extra straw. Darn you mother nature
Name: Joe
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Joebass
Mar 12, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Anything with Longiflorum blood in it always come up first. LO's, LA's, and Lankon. In December of 15 we had a very mild fall into December and Triumphator was coming up. Well we got a cold spell and no mature stems came up last year. This year we had a very mild Feb and sure enough, triumphator nosing up. Well we had snow the other day and there is more coming Tuesday. Might not see it again this year.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Mar 12, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Joebass said:Anything with Longiflorum blood in it always come up first. LO's, LA's, and Lankon.


That's interesting. I don't recall any of my Longiflorum types popping noses earlier than anything else here. Maybe it's because of the way I mulch and hold it on so late. ? Asiatics are always first here.

Name: Dave
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Nhra_20
Mar 12, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Both triumphator and the martagon are planted next to the house. So I wonder if the sun reflecting off the siding was enough to help the bulbs come out of hibernating. I composted pretty heavy in the fall too! 3 inches or so. Then a coupe inches of straw in top
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Mar 12, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Sure. The soil temperature anywhere near (within a meter) that foundation would be much warmer than the wide open space garden. I'll bet that temp. is close to 50'F right now. The good thing about that is the noses won't freeze because the ground temperature will keep them warm. Smiling
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Leftwood
Mar 12, 2017 8:06 PM CST
In fact Triumphator, when I had it, was mid to late in relation to asiatics in my garden. It always seemed to bloom during the hot days in summer, and the petals always drooped sadly, so I removed it. But Lankon is rather early for me, coming up before most all the asiatics.
Name: Joe
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Joebass
Mar 12, 2017 8:50 PM CST
I think the closer the lily is to Longiflorum, the more likely it will come up "early". I've noticed that LO's and Lankon come up first for me while LA's which have been back crossed to asiatics more are normal.
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Roosterlorn
Mar 12, 2017 9:36 PM CST
Fusion is a good example.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Mar 12, 2017 9:38 PM CST

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I have plenty of lilies up and I don't mean just noses! They are all Asiatics I think. Most are my own crosses and the rest are the Griesbach seedlings. One I didn't catch in time and the snails ate it off.

I will have to keep an eagle eye on the forecast lows for the near future. They will need protecting if it gets too low.
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William
Mar 13, 2017 1:01 PM CST
I have the same experience as Joe with LO's and Lankon being the first to emerge. I do have a few orientals that come up at the around the same time, but those cheat as they are planted on top of the heating water pipes and I guess those pipes could use a bit more insulation. Hilarious!
Asiatics on the other hand are often among the latest here.


Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2017 6:22 AM CST

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'Triumphator' here was moved from near the house to an open bed because I had similar
experiences as Joe. Seemed to come up early and get nipped off by cold temps, only to ruin the bloom for the year and happening twice, killed a handful off them off. It still seems to be one of the first to emerge here. With a new blanket of snow, though temporary by the sounds of it, will keep things at bay hopefully.
Tracey

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