Lilies forum: 5 Top Lilies in your garden in 2011

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Feb 9, 2012 2:06 PM CST
Hi, I want to add more true lilies this yr.

What was the best performing ones in your garden. I would also like a couple that multipley rather quickly? Can you help me?

Thanks,
Teresa Barrow a daylily addict

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 9, 2012 4:55 PM CST
There are so many truely excellent choices. But I have to say if you want big and TALL and fragrant trumpets the best is SILK ROAD. Fabulous, fabulous lily.

Another lily I truly love is RED ALERT. I have a stand of RED ALERT near my fenceline and when they bloom they are just stunning. Blooms face upward and outward.

I also love my speckled Tango lilies, there are a few different colors that one can get.

If you want short, try TRIDEX. Red lilies only about 18 inches tall.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Feb 9, 2012 8:41 PM CST
Black Beauty
Pink Speciosum Rubrum
Acapulco
Starfighter
Royal Sunset
Thats my 5 Lovey dubby
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 9, 2012 8:55 PM CST
I was bad and didn't take a lot of pictures, but one lily that really surprised me was Kentucky. It was strong stemmed, taller than I expected, and it matched the new vase my daughter gave me. Nicely scented


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Miss Feya was very nice, but only a first year. Seemed to be a good performer.

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In my granddaughters new cutting garden, the group of lilies in the first row on the right were her favorite, Eyeliner. Again they were vigorous, held up well, and had a lovely fragrance.


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And then a whole bunch of Buggy's lilies and ones from The Lily Garden that I didn't get pictures of. My Ice Caves was just gorgeous.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Feb 9, 2012 11:16 PM CST
My top 5:

Silk Road
Flashpoint
Scheherazade
Kushi Maya
Leslie Woodriff



Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Feb 10, 2012 2:35 AM CST
Whooooo--look who purchased 'Kushi Maya' then Big Grin Green Grin!
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jmorth
Feb 10, 2012 5:25 AM CST
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Feb 12, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Oh, I must buy Kentucky!!! Haven't seen that one locally. Love all the good info.

I would like to get a few for patio planters that you can move around. Are they a separate type or just look for the height?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 12, 2012 10:08 AM CST

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The top 5 Lilies in my garden are not necessarily the ones that will multiply rapidly. LA lilies tend to multiply faster than most (almost all of them) they are also the most susceptible to the lily virus. Asiatic lilies also tend to multiply more rapidly. The Tiny Series (Tiny Sensation, Tiny Nanny, etc. are very short but multiply rapidly. The bulbs don't get very big before multiplying. One year I had a Tiny Nanny that was one and by the end of the season was 10, and all bloomed the following year.

Top Five Lilies Found More Easily in Commerce

1)Silk Road
2)Anastasia
3)White Henry
4)Miss Feya
5)Leslie Woodriff

There are so many. I guess I would just go with what is beautiful to you and go with that. In KY you should do well with most all of them, though I would keep all orientals out of the hottest day's sun, they will perform better for you.

Tracey
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 12, 2012 3:54 PM CST
I am ready for spring but it it still much too early for lilies to show up poking out of the ground here.

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