Sunday, September 6, 2015

Summery Result: Lilium

I love growing lilies (Lilium). There are some different species in my garden. I learned that lilies are classified into several categories according to various traits that they share in common. So let’s look at my lilies grown in this cold summer. 

Tiger lilies

The first ones are Asiatic hybrids, the earliest to bloom, and also the easiest to grow. Of course, many of you grow them in your gardens and enjoy them. My favorite are Tiger lilies (L. tigrinum). All hybrid tiger lilies have spotted, curved petals and prominent stamens.

Asiatic hybrids

I grow them in some garden spots, in sunshine and shadow with other plants for company. You can see here whites, yellows, oranges, reds and dark reds. Their flowers generally are not scented. 



As the name "Daylily" suggests, individual Daylily blossoms last only a day. I liked that a plant produces new flowering stems over some weeks, from midseason to late summer and early fall. I have very simple daylilies those I inherited with my summer cottage and do not know what variety is but I love the color. 


 
Daylily 

To some people a real lily is a trumpet specie. I love them as well because they like no other plants are magnificent, raising its huge waxy flowers full of fragrance!

Trumpet lily

I'm sure trumpet hybrids are very easy to grow. Mine are of the old type Regal lilies colored of white and bright gold having brown and red stamens. Some of my trumpets are like bells, others flare widely in a shallow bowl shape. 

What is your experience growing lily? What is your favorite specie? 

36 comments:

  1. A really great selection of photos indeed.

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  2. Gorgeous post, Nadezda! Wonderful photos and interesting texts.
    We don't grow any lilies at the moment, but I have ordered my first bulbs some weeks ago. :) Next year we hope to admire some beautiful roselilies 'Elena' and their fragrance, which is said to be lovely.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. I know about roselilies that they are double flowering Oriental Lilies, Sara but I have no them in my garden. Can't wait when you show yours next summer!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE lilies and I have many, but never enough :-)
    To me, a perfect lily should have fragrance so I have got rid of most of my Asiatic lilies and now only buy oriental lilies. I like the diversity of oriental lilies though, some of mine are as short as 80cm, and others are 2.5m tall! Most of them are in white, cream and all shades of pink and red, but they come in yellow, orange and golden colours too. The only colour not yet available is blue. That would be fantastic to see, a blue oriental lily. Count me in when someone makes one!

    You have some lovely lilies Nadezda, the ones on photo 3 and 4 looks like my ‘Black Beauty’ and I like the last ones too, looks a bit like ‘Muscadet’ but without the frilly edge. Daylilies are not Liliums, but I am sure you know that :-)
    Have a great Sunday!

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    1. If there are some blue shades of roses so maybe one day we can see blue varieties of lilies, Helene! These tiger lilies on photos 3 and 4 martagon hybrids. Of course, daylily is not on a lily group because it has no bulbs only roots. But it looks like lily!

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  4. Welcome Nadezda

    I also love lilies. It's beautiful flowers with a fantastic fragrance.
    Your all varieties are wonderful.
    This year I did not picture my lilies.
    When bloomed I was on vacation.
    Beautiful are your photos.

    I have a nice, happy week.

    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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    1. I'm glad you liked my photos, Lucja.

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  5. Lindas flores e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  6. I do not have any Asiatic Lilies so I certainly enjoyed your lovely photos. I have a lot of day lilies and love that season in the garden. :-)

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    1. I love day lilies as well, thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I took my eye off the ball in so far as my oriental lilies went this year and the slugs have devoured pretty much every single bit of growth. You've a lovely selection and can see why you are very fond of them Nadezda.
    Yesterday I bought 4 bulbs of Lilium martagon Arabian Nights for the front garden. I hope they do well for me. Wish them luck :)

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    1. Good choice, Angie, martagon lilies are beautiful especially for a front garden!

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  8. Your collection lilies is wonderful ! I love lilies ! My lilies were blooming very short time I could not take pictures !
    Have a nice week !

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  9. You have a lovely collection of lilies,

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  10. How beautiful these lilies are. I like the shape very much. I would really love to see your garden. You are such a skilled gardener, and it is a pleasure to see what you grow.

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    1. Jenny, you travel so much and have seen many gardens. Mine is not big and I try to plant only hardy flowers and bushes. Thank you!

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  11. You have a wonderful collection Nadezda. Tiger lilies are my favourites, but I love them all. This year mine have been ravaged by lily beetles and they are looking a bit sad.

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    1. Oh, these lily beetles, Jennifer. I saw them on my lilies some years ago. Then I dug all bulbs and treated them.

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  12. Beautiful! I love lilies, especially the fragrant Orientals and the related hybrids.

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    1. Yes, Oriental lily is wonderful, Jason!

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  13. Beautiful lilies! I love them too. I've got every species in my garden except the tiger lily. I've been meaning to get some of those. Maybe next spring. (BTW, thanks for visiting my blog!)

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    1. I'm sure you will love tiger lilies in your garden Connie. Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. Wooowww.... Que maravilla...son bellisimos Nadezda con que gusto te pasearas por ese jardín... viendo estos no hay favoritos son todos predicosos.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Besos

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    1. Tienes razon, Laura, siempre me da el gusto de pasear por mi jardin, excepto el invierno :0)

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  15. The kind in the last photos (white with pink) is often the kind we can buy in bouquets in stores here! They smell SO wonderful and fill my house with their fragrance. You are such a talented gardener, Nadezda!

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    1. They have very strong fragrance, I agree Mary Anne.

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  16. Beautiful Lilies Nadezda. I also like the tiger lilies, however at the moment my favourites are the (Asiatic Pearl series), pearl Jennifer and pearl Stacy in particular. Great for those Northern parts where we come from, although my wife and I have now moved further south from our home city of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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    1. I would like to have Pearl series as well, Alistair. Thank you for stopping by!

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