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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2010
5:26 AM

Post #7992741

This was put in the ground as 'Anastasia' in the spring of 2009, but it did not bloom last summer. This summer it grew, and grew and is over the top of the 6ft. dog fence...and it is def. NOT Anastasia!!
Anyone recognise this beauty???

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2010
5:31 AM

Post #7992748

Here's a full shot, you can see how it towers over the top of the fence.

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magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7992971

It looks a lot like 'Elusive', Pixie. Where did you get it? It's fairly widely available now, but last fall it wasn't yet. It originated from the Lily garden's Judith Freeman. A beauty for sure. That's my best guess.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2010
8:26 AM

Post #7993022

It's lovely! To help you out, I'll take it off your hands and replace it with Anastasia. ;)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2010
8:36 AM

Post #7993037

Funny you should say that Tracy, that was my guess too...but the timing was off. I'll have to look at my records to see if I can locate where I bought it. it was either a co-op or one of the lily bulb companies.

Moby your too funny! maybe we can work a trade ...:-)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
5:53 AM

Post #8006165

Tracey, does this look like your 'Cheops' ??
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/180741/
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #8007250

The only place I can see getting 'Cheops' in a mix up is in the PNWLS Lily Society with the Maks. I haven't seen that one ever carried by anyone else. It still looks more 'Elusive'-ish than Cheops. I might shoot off an email to the Lily Garden. It is her lily (bred by Judith originally) and if it is 'Elusive', Judith will most certainly know it. Just be patient with the response ;)

Either way, the colors you have are much richer than mine here in the Midwest, so it is not certain. Do let us know what you find out.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
3:34 PM

Post #8007295

I'm patient, heck I have no idea what this 6ft beauty is if you don't!! LOL

The colors washed out on the later blooms due to the heat and humidity.

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pardalinum
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
3:41 PM

Post #8007314

Whats throwing me off on this one is what looks like a purple stigma on the "maybe Elusive". Elusive has a green stigma. But with the narrower petals it doesn't look like Cheops either. It could be anything and if it is from a PNWLS Mak bag it could even be from Mars as far as we know.

So Pixie, is the stigma green or more purplish?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #8007356

green, from begining to end. I have one that has lost all it's petal and only the stigma is left...it's green. I'll see if I can get a picture of it.
magnolialover
Southern, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #8007367

If it was a dutch mix up, I would bank on it being 'Elusive'. If it was from Brent and Becky's , I know they purchase from the Dutch where this is *NEW* (Elusive, that is). Cheops coming from the direction would not be as likely.

I'd send your pix to Judith for further evaluation. I really would. Whoever it is, it's looking mighty fine at your place Pixie.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #8007411

Thanks Tracey :)


OK, would you call this green?

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pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
4:31 PM

Post #8007415

One more straight on...no white paper behind it.

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pardalinum
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
4:50 PM

Post #8007455

Yes, its light colored anyway. Some stigmas can be dark purple, an obvious difference that can be useful when trying to identify lilies.
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #8007606

I adopt all orphans,,, LOL that is a beauty. Along with all the others you have.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #8007610

LOL EFG!! Thank you very very much :)
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
6:09 PM

Post #8007621

You are very welcome
Mainiac
Poland, ME

July 31, 2010
5:37 AM

Post #8008226

Sure looks like Elusive to me

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8008231

Oh thank you for that photo Ramona, how are you?? The move go OK? Let me know if I can help with any plants you may have had to leave behind...im only an hour or two away. :) Im leaning more and more towards Elusive, especially now I see that picture of one growing in Maine. I have no idea how I got it but am thankful it's in my garden. :-)
Mainiac
Poland, ME

July 31, 2010
6:41 AM

Post #8008323

The household is moved! The plants are being moved now. I have about half of the daylilies here and the rest to follow. Lilies will be the last to move. The hosta's all all lkiving with friends (of mine, not the hosta's, LOL) Until next year. Now the neighbor tells me that our property is as deer crossing! :(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #8008374

Oh NO!!!!
pardalinum
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #8008783

In her catalog Judith described the color of Elusive as being quite variable depending on night temperatures. Cool nights result in predominate pink color and warm nights produce predominate yellow flowers. Its one of the aspects of Elusive that make it such a beautiful lily.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 31, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #8009765

Maybe you can put up electric wire "fencing"...
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #8009819

cayenne pepper and lots of it. Dollar store.
mnorberry
Arcata, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 6, 2010
8:39 PM

Post #8024097

My Elusive is in bloom right now. It looks like the same

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2010
3:15 AM

Post #8024340

Thank you mnorberry, thats good news!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2010
3:29 AM

Post #8024346

OK I just have to wae in here.
I saw the refrence to B&B's and ordered Acapulco last fall.Natuerally that is not what came up.Mine looked like yours Pixie pale ping w/yellow throat.
This is Acapulco that I ordered pictured with what bloomed in July.
The edges turned pinker as it matured.

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2010
3:41 AM

Post #8024355

Ge, the white one looks like my 'Xotica'
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/132244/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #8024359

Ohhhhh yes it does. Thanks
pardalinum
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #8024864

With all of the mislabeling that goes on I guess vendors think you will forget what your lilies are supposed to look like by the time they bloom.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2010
10:05 AM

Post #8024914

Good thought.I am weary of trying to track down missnamed ones.
I am not a hybridizer so its really not that important.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #8024939

It sure does seem like a lot of mislabeling going on. I'm a little surprised at Brent and Becky though. Although I'm sure they would rush to make it right or refund.

I guess no matter how well you pick your souce for the wholesale bulbs, you're going to get mislabeling. Because I'm sure Brent and Becky pick from who they feel is the most reliable.

If they bloom wrong here, I say ouch, and then say Jenna...My granddaughter takes any lily home, especially if they smell cloyingly sweet, or are really bright in color.


Edited to say, Pixie that lily is gorgeous, no matter what the name.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2010
10:37 AM

Post #8024971

I have had a couple of mis stepps from B&B and they made good.
Last fall I ordered Acapulco (a short veriety) and Linda. I planted both in pots that did well over winter in my garage.Neilther lily was true.Linda was Loretto a stummer no doubt and Acapulco was so boreing I just let the whole thing pass.
The first year I lived here I ordered Lady Alice and the five were Species Regale. They gave me a credit which was great. I have ordered bron B&D lilies and had mistakes,they bent over backwards to make it right.
Scheepers order this fall was really wrong,Algarve,Samuer's were all Rosettas Dream,including the 5 Rosettas Dreams,thats 15 Rosettas Dreams. I'm so loaded with lilies now I didnt bother to send for a correction. This stuff just happens,I am not mad about it.It really is necessary to keep a sence of humour when gardening.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8691407

Hello everyone ...I'm resurrecting this thread to bring you the lastest in this mystery lily i've now come to call "Elusive'. Last year it topped out @ a little over 6ft. I never actually measured it but know the fence is 6ft. and it passed it.
THIS YEAR...I measured it.
It hit 6 ft. the first of June, over 7ft by the end of June and I measured it on Tuesday @ a hair over 105 inches.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8691410

Reminds me of the song, "Stairway to the Stars".

Make sure you supply us with lots more photos as Elusive opens, Celeste.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2011
4:35 AM

Post #8691411

That = 8 ft. 7 inches and it's no where near ready to bloom. :-)

This is the same line of fence that is in the photo above from last year. All of my lilies were in bloom @ that time but not now. It's still to early so I have a feeling this Monster Lily will continue to grow. :-)

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2011
4:36 AM

Post #8691412

LOL Pirl! I will, this thing is amazing!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
5:55 AM

Post #8691520

WOW!!!
Mainiac
Poland, ME

July 20, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8704475

I am duly impressed!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8704502

That must be one of those tree lilies, LOL.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8704521

LOL...it's still growing and not ready to bloom yet. Will have to measure it again this week end. :-)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 23, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8710367

Ok, I measured them...they are 8ft. 9in. and 9ft. even!

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8710397

Zounds!
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8710764

Holy frijoles!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
4:21 AM

Post #8729033

Here it is blooming. :)

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8729040

another

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8729043

blooms

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8729044

A closer look .

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
4:31 AM

Post #8729049

What amazes me most about this lily? I have never had to stake it! It is growing up the side of a fence but it really doesn't lean on it. I do however think the sheltered area and fence save it from the "wicked winds". :-)

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8729220

Absolutely gorgeous, and catalog-worthy pics. :)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8729237

Awe, thanks Moby!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8729246

Glorious, Celeste! Absolutely stunning. You have the magic touch.

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