Lilies forum: Annika Lilies

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Aug 22, 2017 5:57 PM CST
Can someone please tell me why my Annika Lily always turns brown when blooming. They do this every year and no one has been able to help me. I am in Tacoma, WA
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Aug 22, 2017 7:12 PM CST
Welcome to the forum, Abbeygirl!

Some lilies are persnickety, and will abort or have deformed blooms if temperatures are too high for too long. I have Magic Star (another "roselily" double oriental lily) and the blooms always dry out once the temperature climbs above 27 Celsius (Edit: daytime temperature). Any buds that aren't open usually are aborted.
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Name: Connie
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Aug 22, 2017 7:30 PM CST


You might try moving this lily in the fall to a place that will provide part shade if possible. Dappled shade would be great if you have it. It looks like the buds start out ok but get sun scalded as they open. It could also be that this particular cultivar is prone to sun scald. It has been a very hot summer this year in the Pacific Northwest.

My neighbor a few houses down is successfully growing a double lily a few feet from the north side of her house. It gets just enough sun to grow well but not stretch.

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