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Lilies: It's almost time for the trumpets!

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8644199

I have several large trumpet lilies that have been in my garden for 4 or 5 years. Each year they seem to grow taller and have more blooms, but they do not reproduce. I added five more this spring, but they are miniature, compared to these 6' giants, which will begin to bloom in a few days.

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 21, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8644407

Yes, they sure are slow to increase for me too.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8646940

My African Queen(2) are blooming already! Things seem way ahead of normal this year here.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8653404

Lemon Lime Trumpet is one of the first of the trumpets to bloom for me.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2011
6:27 AM

Post #8663714

Almost! Today we should get a couple blooms...

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PrairieFolly
Flint Hills, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8664423

Leawood, what is that trumpet -- how tall is it? What a great garden you have. The bloom head is so big and really nicely shaped. I've just planted in the last year, purple and white heirloom martagons, Regale album, Regale, Citroenella, and one of VB's giant hybrid lily lavon. I love any lilies especially OLD or SPECIES or HEIRLOOM, but more especially if they are downward facing, and taller than me! I mostly gave them more space than the directions said...hoping for some good size/spread eventually. I can't wait for the next pic with open flowers!

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8665756

The first flowers opened yesterday and the fragrance is overwhelming! This is the 4th or 5th year for these trumpets and they are larger this year than last. They are a tad over 6' tall. Here is the bed from a distance.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8665762

A closeup of the bloom. I believe the variety is Regale 'Album', but they seem to have more yellow than I remember from last year.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8665776

I planted several new large trumpet lily bulbs this spring, but none are nearly as large as the established bulbs. These are barely 3' tall.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 2, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8667493

My trumpets usually take 2-3 yrs to reach full height. My Midnights seemed shorter than normal this year. Maybe they are ready to divide. The Album is very pretty.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 3, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8669409

A little (1/4" - not nearly enough) rain overnight and this morning everything looks great in the garden.

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 3, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8669475

That it does. :)

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