Lilies forum: My hybrid lillies, finally blooming after 3 years!

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 30, 2017 2:08 PM CST
3 years ago I decided to try and get viable seed from my Tiger Lily (lillium lancifolium) as it never produced seed and all my past attempts at cross pollination failed. Well, I got lucky with one orange lily, it helped the Tiger lily produce viable seed! Here are the parent plants, the spotted one is the seed parent, plain orange pollen parent.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 30, 2017 2:11 PM CST
The first offspring bloomed, it inherited the tiger lily spots, petal curls, and it has bulbils (exact clones of the plant). It got the vibrant orange color and wide petals of the plain orange lily. I'm wondering if now I can produce tiger lillies from this to be various colors with spots! I cant wait till the rest bloom! @Joebass
Lily #1
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Name: Joe
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Joebass
Jun 30, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Wow! Good job Keith!
Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Jun 30, 2017 4:31 PM CST
That's really cool Keith. I Lovey dubby it. Hurray! Hurray! I was looking at my orange tigers and wondering if there was anything that I could dab pollen onto it. I'll look out tomorrow to see if there's anything else blooming, or else try to save the pollen for later. I've never done any of this, but it sounds so interesting, even if it's just for fun. nodding
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jul 2, 2017 12:49 PM CST
Here's lily#2. It got everything from the Tiger lily, except this has the vibrant orange coloring, and very wide, dark green leaves. The bud looks like a sunset coloring :)
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jul 2, 2017 1:17 PM CST

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Nice work, Keith. I like the looks of the species hybrids. I see some bulbils too!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jul 3, 2017 1:51 PM CST
pardalinum said:Nice work, Keith. I like the looks of the species hybrids. I see some bulbils too!


Yes the bulbils are a welcome trait, lots of clones!
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jul 3, 2017 4:54 PM CST

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Congratulations Keith. Hurray!
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jul 7, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Lily #3 looks just like #1 except slightly larger blooms.

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Lily #4 looks just like #2 except petals aren't curved.

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I have a fifth lily still developing flower buds, hoping it will be anything but orange!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Zinnias Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Spiders! Hybridizer Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Native Plants and Wildflowers The WITWIT Badge Daylilies Dog Lover
keithp2012
Jul 20, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Lily #5 is smaller than the rest, bloom is like tiger lily but lighter and very light spots. Leaves almost have a silver coloring, very unique! That's all of my lillies! I have seed pods rapidly developing on many of them!

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